A project of the Women’s Board
Everyone will enjoy learning about this season’s operas with the convenient and fun Lyric Opera Commentaries! Available again this season, you can stream all eight Commentaries free of charge.
Our Commentators simplify abstract plots, share some of their favorite musical excerpts, offer tidbits about the production, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.
Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.
by Richard Wagner
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Commentary by Roger Pines, Dramaturg
© 2016/17 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Musical excerpts for Das Rheingold, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Quichotte, Les Troyens, The Magic Flute, Carmen, and Norma provided through generous arrangement with Warner Classics, Official Education and Promotion Music Provider for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Music for Eugene Onegin furnished through an arrangement with Universal Music. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.