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The curtain is set to rise on our 64th season and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Lyric with Puccini's La bohème. This sparkling new coproduction brings the Lyric debuts of Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Maestro Domingo Hindoyan, as well as the return of many Lyric favorites including Maria Agresta (Mimì), Danielle de Niese (Musetta), Zachary Nelson (Marcello), and Adrian Sâmpetrean (Colline). Also in this issue, you'll discover the new 2019/20 Ryan Opera Center ensemble members and catch up with Ryan Opera Center alumnus David Portillo, who will be seen in this season's Idomeneo. New this season — please note that Monday through Friday evening performances now start at 7pm. The Opening Night performance on October 6 will begin at 6:30pm. Toi toi toi to a fantastic new season of opera! 

Thrilling New Artists at Lyric this Fall

It’s always revelotory to welcome new artists to Lyric. In Idomeneo and Siegfried we’ll hear four extraordinarily gifted singers in their company debuts. All of them have triumphed on major stages in hugely challenging roles.

Save the dates for Lyric’s terrific lineup of events coming to the opera house this fall. Sing your heart out to Fleetwood Mac with Choir! Choir! Choir!, hear two superstars in conversation, and enjoy the phenomenal Straight No Chaser live in concert.

Save the dates for Lyric’s terrific lineup of events coming to the opera house this fall. Sing your heart out to Fleetwood Mac with Choir! Choir! Choir!, hear two superstars in conversation, and enjoy the phenomenal Straight No Chaser live in concert.

Exciting Special Events Coming to Lyric This Fall

Gorgeous music. A beautiful, heartbreaking story, memorably told. Terrific performances across the board. Lavish over-the-top costumes for the party scenes. What’s not to love? Lyric’s La traviata continues through March 22 -- don’t miss it! 

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