The 2018/19 Season has officially come to an end with the closing of the critically acclaimed run of West Side Story — but your Lyric team is far from taking a summer break! The hard work of preparing for the new season is underway as we look towards a bucket-list Ring cycle, and a host of highly-anticipated performances at the Lyric Opera House along the way. In this issue, we introduce one of the operas making an appearance in 2019/20, speak with Burkhard Fritz, who will be seen once more as Siegfried in the Ring Cycle, preview Lyric Unlimited's upcoming season, and share the unique way you'll see Maria Callas back on the Lyric Opera stage. We thank you again for helping to make the 2018/19 Season a successful one and look forward to welcoming you back in just a few months!
Maria Callas Returns to the Stage at Lyric in September (!) with an Innovative Hologram Concert Tour
Performing many of her signature arias with the spectacular sound of the Lyric Opera Orchestra playing live on stage (conducted by Eímear Noone), the internationally renowned musical sensation is set to return with Callas in Concert — The Hologram Tour.
It’s always exciting at Lyric to present the debut of a major star, and it’s doubly exciting when that company debut is also a role debut. Burkhard Fritz is the latest example: the celebrated German tenor introduced himself to our audience last fall with his triumphant first performances of the title role of Wagner’s Siegfried. In 2019/20 he’ll portray the same character in Götterdämmerung (another role debut), followed by the three complete Ring cycles.
Whether you’re a teacher looking to supplement your curriculum in new and exciting ways, a parent looking to expand your child’s interest in the arts or a patron looking to experience a new opera based on socially relevant themes — we have something for you!