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Richard Buckley Celebrates 10 Years Leading Austin Lyric Opera

Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) is pleased to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Richard Buckley’s leadership. As Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Buckley has steadily increased the quality of each ALO production, even as the company faced serious financial challenges. “We’ve been through a lot,” says Buckley, “but Austin Lyric Opera is in a really good […]

Continue Reading | September 16, 2013

ALO Welcomes International Star, Tenor James Valenti

Valenti to Sing Title Role in Austin Lyric Opera’s “Don Carlo” American tenor replaces original lead, brings international star quality to ALO production. Learn more about Don Carlo and about our special tickets discounts. AUSTIN—Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed American tenor James Valenti will take on the title role […]

Continue Reading | September 12, 2013

ALO TO PERFORM, HOST TABLE AT 2013 ITALIAN FESTIVAL

ALO is pleased to host a booth and provide entertainment at this year’s Italian Festival, Sunday, August 25. As you might guess, the event will feature food, music, art and fun, all with an Italian theme. The ALO booth positioned right next to the stage will promote the 2013-14 Season and offer guests a chance […]

Continue Reading | August 22, 2013

ALO Holds Auditions for 2013-14 Chorus

Chorus auditions for the 2013-14 Season will be held on the following dates: Thursday, August 22 7:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday, August 24 12:00 – 6:00 PM Monday, August 26 7:00 – 10:00 PM Tuesday, August 27 7:00 – 10:00 PM Thursday, August 29 7:00 – 10:00 PM   Singers are needed for all productions […]

Continue Reading | August 1, 2013

Specters to Perform at Benefit Dinner for ALO Education Programs, Long Center

Joseph Specter, ALO’s general director, and his wife Kate will perform at an intimate dinner at the Long Center’s Kodosky Lounge on Wednesday, September 4. Proceeds from the dinner will be split between ALO and Long Center educational programs. “The Spectacular Specters” takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. This is a rare […]

Continue Reading | August 1, 2013

Austin Lyric Opera Seeking Actors for Ad Campaign

JULY 23 – ALO is seeking actors to portray opera performers for its new campaign. Actors must be available for full-day, in-studio photo shoot in early August. Actors will perform in period costume with hair and makeup staff on hand. SEEKING Romantic leading men 20-60 Romantic leading lady 20-40 Opera or stage training a plus. […]

Continue Reading | July 23, 2013

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA ANNOUNCES 2013-14 SEASON FEATURING THREE POWERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

Verdi’s Don Carlo, Puccini’s Tosca, and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love AUSTIN—Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) is pleased to announce its 2013-14 Season, which will include the company premiere of two operatic masterpieces, and the presentation of one perennial favorite. The season opens this November with Don Carlo, Verdi’s epic tale of unrequited love and strained […]

Continue Reading | January 24, 2013

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