Our opera excerpts feature some of opera's biggest hits and familiar songs you know you've heard somewhere before. 

Our Commentaries simplify abstract plots, offer tidbits about the productions, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries and excerpts promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.

Listen to selections here, then experience them live onstage at Lyric.

2019/20 Opera Excerpts 

Listen to music from operas in our 2019/20 Season.

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2019/20 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2018/19 Opera Excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2018/19 Season.

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2018/19 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2018/19 Opera Excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2018/19 Season.

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2018/19 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2017/18 Opera Excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2017/18 Season.

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2017/18 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2016/17 Opera Excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2016/17 Season.

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2016/17 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2016/17 Opera Excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2016/17 Season.

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2016/17 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2015/16 Opera Excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2015/16 Season.

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2015/16 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Michael Brosilow