The Great Verdi Chorus Showdown

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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 this stirring new digital series, the three maestri of Lyric — longtime Music Director Sir Andrew Davis, incoming Music Director Enrique Mazzola, and Chorus Master Michael Black — each conduct two grand choral excerpts from Verdi operas, performed by members of the Lyric Opera Chorus, recorded earlier this year 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 favorite! There will be selections from La traviata, Il trovatore, Otello, Luisa Miller, Nabucco, and Macbeth. Watch and listen, choose a favorite and vote — and encourage your friends to vote, too! They are all wonderful choruses, but only one Verdi chorus will reign supreme. Which one will it be?

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Which chorus is your favorite?

Which chorus is your favorite?

Voting is now closed. Come back on Wednesday, August 4 to see the results.

Meet the artists

Featuring the Lyric Opera Chorus

The Great Verdi Chorus Showdown is generously made possible by

Mary Patricia Gannon