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REVIEWS: Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love

Austin Lyric Opera premiered The Elixir of Love to Austin audiences May 1-4 at The Long Center. Featuring ALO’s acclaimed orchestra led by Maestro Richard Buckley and chorus led by Marc Erck, the production welcomed principal performers Rene Barbera, Sara Gartland, Peter Strummer, Kelly Markgraf and Sara Ann Mitchell, all led by director Joseph Evans. […]

Continue Reading | May 6, 2014

Austin Lyric Opera Announces 2014-15 Season

Austin’s only opera house brings Verdi’s, Gounod’s, and Mozart’s music to life in its 28th season Austin Lyric Opera  is unmasking their 2014-15 season and letting Austin get in on the excitement. Bringing the thrill and drama of some of opera’s biggest sensations to the Long Center stage, ALO’s General Director, Joseph Specter, and Artistic […]

Continue Reading | February 11, 2014

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA, BUTLER OPERA CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ANNOUNCE THE PAGLIACCI PROJECT, A CREATIVE COLLABORATION TO BRING OPERA TO THE STREETS

The Pagliacci Project Cultivates the Next Generation of Opera Talent with Unique Performance Experiences in Unexpected Locations for All Austinites to Enjoy      AUSTIN— The Pagliacci Project is an exciting new collaboration between Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) and the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas (BOC). This partnership will culminate in numerous live performances […]

Continue Reading | September 11, 2012

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA PREPARES FOR HALLMARK SEASON UNDER NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR JOSEPH SPECTER

AUSTIN—Austin Lyric Opera’s (ALO) first season under new General Director Joseph Specter is full of critically acclaimed productions of beloved operas:  Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s tragic tale of passion and betrayal; The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s comedic masterpiece; and Faust, Gounod’s story of the struggle between good and evil.  Richard Buckley, ALO’s renowned Artistic Director and Principal […]

Continue Reading | August 25, 2012

Joseph Specter Named General Director of Austin Lyric Opera

AUSTIN — Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) today announced the appointment of Joseph Specter as general director. Specter, who was selected by the ALO Board of Directors after an extensive national search, is an experienced administrator who draws from a deep understanding of the arts and corporate environments. He will begin work with the Opera on […]

Continue Reading | February 24, 2012

Armstrong Community Music School to Become Stand-Alone Entity

Austin Lyric Opera Announces Spin-Off, Effective Feb. 1 AUSTIN—The Austin Lyric Opera announced today that the Armstrong Community Music School will become an independent not-for-profit organization, effective February 1, 2012. This move is the result of a decision taken by the board of trustees of Austin Lyric Opera this past June to spin off the […]

Continue Reading | February 1, 2012

Austin Lyric Opera Announces 26th Season

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and Gounod’s Faust AUSTIN—Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) announced today the lineup of its 26th season (2012-2013). The season kicks off in November 2012 with Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, followed by Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in January and February 2013. The season concludes with a new production of Gounod’s Faust […]

Continue Reading | January 17, 2012

Austin Lyric Opera Announces Sale of Office Building

Barton Springs Road Property Sold to Megalomedia for $5.45 million Austin Lyric Opera has sold its building on Barton Springs Road to Megalomedia Inc. for $5.45 million. Jo Anne Christian, chair of the board of the Austin Lyric Opera, announced that the deal with the Austin-based film and production company closed on Dec. 30, 2011. […]

Continue Reading | December 30, 2011

The Magic Flute: 25th Season Kicks Off

With a packed house for all three nights, the 25th season was off to a fantastic start this past week. Jeanne Claire van Ryzin at the Austin American-Statesman described our Magic Flute as “a sparkling, joyful performance from start to finish” and Adam Roberts at the Austin Chronicle called it a “stunningly magical evening” and […]

Continue Reading | November 17, 2011

Traffic and Parking for The Magic Flute

Important traffic and parking information The Magic Flute | Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 7:30PM | The Long Center Patrons attending the opening night performance of The Magic Flute at The Long Center on Saturday, November 5 might experience heavier than usual traffic due to Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores. The Palmer Parking […]

Continue Reading | November 5, 2011