October 07, 2020

Spot Maestro Mazzola

October 9, 2020

In great demand at opera houses and concert halls around the world, you never know where Maestro Enrique Mazzola will be jetting off to next. In 2021, the internationally renowned conductor will make Chicago his home base as he becomes Lyric's new music director.

See if you can spot our music director designate in these photos from Verdi's Luisa Miller (2019/20), Bellini's i Puritani (2017/18), and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (2016/17)—all operas he has conducted at Lyric.

Maestro Mazzola celebrates the love of a young couple in this touching scene from Verdi's Luisa Miller. Surely nothing will be able to tear these lovebirds apart.

(Original Photo: Todd Rosenberg, 2019/20 Season)


Maestro Mazzola is ready to trade his baton for a pitchfork in this scene from Verdi's Luisa Miller.

(Original photo: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2019/20 Season)


He may not be wearing a ruffled collar and large hat, but Maestro Mazzola still looks right at home in this scene from Bellini's i Puritani.

(Original photo: Todd Rosenberg, 2017/18 Season)


Maestro Mazzola doesn't want to miss the wedding of Elvira and Arturo. Can you spot him in this photo from Bellini's i Puritani?

(Original photo: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2017/18 Season)


Can you spot Maestro Mazzola among the guests at this wedding celebration from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. The only question remaining: is he on Team Ravenswood or Team Lammermoor? 

(Original photo: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2016/17 Season)


Enrique and Enrico. Can you spot the Maestro among the Scots in this photo from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor?

(Original photo: Todd Rosenberg, 2016/17 Season)


Find even more of Maestro Mazzola in our new web series, Breaking Down the Score: Attila with Maestro Enrique Mazzola, premiering every Thursday at 2pm CT on Lyric's YouTube channel.


Header image: Kyle Flubacker