Lisette Oropesa on Mozart and Bel Canto

An interview with the Cuban-American soprano, star of Lyric Opera’s upcoming production of The Daughter of the Regiment.

Donizetti’s La fille du régiment

Donizetti’s light-hearted and humorous story features a fabulous cast that combines the talents of Western and Chinese artists.

Kathryn Lewek, a Coloratura Queen

The American soprano performs her signature role in The Magic Flute next month at Ravinia Festival.

Lyric Opera 2023-2024 Season: Dutchman, Aida, Cinderella, Audra

Next year’s lineup of six mainstage operas offers choices for traditional and contemporary opera fans alike.

Listeners’ Choice: Donizetti’s La Favorita

Shirley Verrett (Leonora), Luciano Pavarotti (Fernando), and Sherrill Milnes (Alfonso), headline this dazzling 1978 performance.

Classical Music Aerial Adventure: Winter in Chicago

With spellbinding aerial footage of Chicago, you’ll hear acclaimed artists playing wonderful, wintry classical music.

Lawrence Brownlee – Bel Canto Royalty

The leading American bel canto specialist on singing Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, and welcoming new audiences with his Lawrence Brownlee & Friends concerts.

Kathryn Lewek, a Coloratura Queen

The American soprano, starring in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming Le Comte Ory, joins Oliver to discuss her new album of Handel cantatas.

Met moves Donizetti opera to decaying American town

Call it bel canto in the Rust Belt.

Playlist: Soprano Ailyn Pérez Shares the Music and Singers Close to Her Heart

Chicago native soprano Ailyn Pérez speaks to us about some of her favorite Latin American and Spanish music and shares a playlist of influential singers and music.

VIDEO | Get a sneak peek at Chicago Opera Theater’s Donizetti double bill

Chicago Opera Theater concludes its 2017/18 season with a Donizetti double bill presenting two Chicago premieres: “Il Pigmalione” and “Rita.”

10 Operas About Poisonous and Medicinal Plants

Get your cauldron brewing with works by Donizetti, Puccini, Haydn, Delibes, and more!

Chicago Opera Theater Announces 17-18 Season Including World Premiere by Pulitzer-Winning Team

Chicago Opera Theater announced its 2017-18 season: three operas, including a world-premiere co-production with Opera Philadelphia, to be staged at the newly-renovated Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky Explains Her Holistic Approach to Learning Opera’s Most Demanding Roles

“I really felt like I was in the zone for those three queens, and I made a promise to myself to live in the moment.”