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 Giacomo Puccini
The music featured in Lyric Commentaries is generously furnished by Warner Classics, and is available to purchase online:
La bohème | Idomeneo | Siegfried | Il trovatore | Elektra | La traviata | Ariodante
The music for Cendrillon is furnished by Naxos Records, and is available to purchase online:
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