The curtain has just gone up on The Barber of Seville to open our 65th season and we couldn't be more excited to welcome you back to the opera house! In this issue, you'll get a glimpse at the critical acclaim the Lyric production is receiving, as well as a brief video recap of the red carpet excitement outside the Lyric Opera House on opening night.
Up next this season is the early Verdi masterpiece Luisa Miller conducted by our newly named music director designate, Enrique Mazzola. See him in action from October 12-31 and you'll instantly understand why he's such a sought-after conductor, world-wide. Continue with this issue to hear more from him directly on the piece and gain insights on the production from its director, Francesa Zambello. And be sure not to miss your exclusive first look at Sister Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking (November 2-22) program note.
Toi toi toi to everyone onstage, behind the scenes, and in the theater – here's to a captivating new season of opera!