First Sundays at 7:00 pm
Members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program perform duo and trio recitals.
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center was established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Singers from all over the world compete for a place in this program, which offers vocal coaching, coaching in languages, performance experience, and a supportive environment to learn numerous operatic roles. Since its inception, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world. The radio series features members in duo and trio recitals throughout the opera season. To find out more about the Ryan Opera Center visit: lyricopera.org/ryanoperacenter
Duo Recital: Kathleen Felty and Martin Luther Clark
Mezzo-Soprano Kathleen Felty and tenor Martin Luther Clark are featured in this recital with works by Jean Sibelius, Henri Duparc, and Alfred Bachelet. We will also hear Ms. Felty in Duke Ellignton’s powerful “(In My) Solitude” and Mr. Clark in contemporary composer Jake Heggie’s “Friendly Persuasions: Homage to Poulenc”. They will be joined on the piano by Chris Reynolds.