March 03, 2021

Spring is in bloom on Zoom

With the snow melting and flowers beginning to bloom, it's time to update your background on Zoom. Spring into a new season with these cheery photos from some of our favorite productions. Whether you long to smell the sweet cherry blossoms with Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow or frolic through the forest with a curious fox, these downloadable backgrounds are the perfect addition to your next virtual meeting.

Simply right-click on the image to save and visit the Zoom website  or Google Meet for step-by-step instructions to add a virtual background.

"The blossoms are comin' down by theirselves. Just their time to, I reckon." Long before June starts bustin' out all over, we get to enjoy a (hopefully) pretty little spring like in this scene from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. If you loved our 2014/15 production of this classic musical, hear the full "bench scene" performed by Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale in this video from Theater Loop on YouTube.

(Set design by Paolo Ventura and costumes by Catherine Zuber)

Janáček's opera The Cunning Little Vixen centers around a female foxalso known as a vixenwho escapes the confines of life as a pet. Many of us long for the day we can bust out of our Zoom tiles and see the world. Until then, you can live vicariously through a curious fox and her forest friends with this cheerful background.

(Set and costume designs for our 2004/05 production by David Zinn)

If anyone loves a good disguise, it’s Mozart. Many of his characters find their way into and out of sticky situations thanks to a (sometimes) clever disguise. Like Cherubino, you can be the belle of your Zoom ball and fit right in during Spring Fashion Week with this fun scene from our 2015/16 production of The Marriage of Figaro.

(Set designs by Jim Noone and costumes by Susan Mickey)

The weather is warming up and that means it's time to get outside! Whether you're taking in a ball game or walking by the lake, take a page out of Papageno and Papagena's book and do it with a smile on your face and a spring in your step like in this scene from our 2011/12 production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

(Set design by Jörg Zimmermann and costumes by Renate Kalanke)

Spring is typically the beginning of wedding season, and if you're wishing you could spend a night carousing with friends like Alfred Doolittle, this scene from our 2016/17 production of Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady will remind you to get to the Zoom meeting on time!

(Set design by Tim Hatley and costumes by Anthony Powell)

Warmer weather brings festivals, farmers markets, and patio season. We hope you'll learn from Nemorino's hijinks and hiccups in Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, and choose a nice cabernet over Dr. Dulcamara's famed love potion. Zoom wine tasting, anyone?

(Set and costume designs for our 2009/10 production by Ulisse Santicchi)

Love is in the air! Whether you're simply a romantic at heart or have a special virtual date night planned, this touching moment between Masetto and Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni is the perfect addition to your next Zoom call.

(In our 2019/20 production, set designs were by Walt Spangler and costumes by Ana Kuzmanic)

Header photo: Ana María Martínez in the title role of Lyric's 2013/14 production of Dvořák's Rusalka (credit: Todd Rosenberg)

All other photos: Kyle Flubacker, Robert Kusel, Dan Rest, Todd Rosenberg