The Great Verdi Chorus Showdown

April 2021

Upcoming Dates

April 2021

The Great Verdi Chorus Showdown

Verdi's choruses are some of the most exhilarating experiences in opera. Whether you're a longtime opera fan or a casual listener, the power of Verdi’s choral melodies have the power to move you and thrill you with the sheer splendor and beauty of their sound.

In a stirring new digital series, the three maestri of Lyric—Music Director Sir Andrew Davis, Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola, and Chorus Master Michael Black—will each conduct two grand Verdi choruses, performed by members of the Lyric Opera Chorus, recorded from the safety of the artists’ homes.

The fun begins as we share them here and spotlight one masterpiece per week — giving you the chance to vote for your audience favorite! You’ll hear selections from La traviata, Il trovatore, Otello, Luisa Miller, Nabucco, and Macbeth. Listen, choose a favorite, vote — and then encourage fellow music lovers to make their voices heard by casting their votes, too! They’re all wonderful, but only one Verdi chorus will reign supreme this spring... which one will it be?

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Meet the artists

Featuring the Lyric Opera Chorus

The Great Verdi Chorus Showdown is generously made possible by

Mary Patricia Gannon