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A Verdi and bel canto expert, Lyric’s new music director Enrique Mazzola will open the season with Verdi’s Macbeth and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, while also conducting contemporary opera Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli later in the season.
In the words of composer Kamala Sankaram, the opera ‘Taking Up Serpents’ is about “negotiating one’s faith in the modern world, particularly through the lens of women.”
The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September.
The virtual sphere won’t replace the live stage, but it can add a second, more accessible one, with great room for creative growth and the viral potential of easily shareable, iconic images.
Chicago Opera Theater has revised its 2020-21 season with digital livestreams and additional performances.