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REVIEW: Puccini’s TOSCA

Austin Lyric Opera presented Puccini’s beloved Tosca to near-full houses January 30 – February 2, 2014. Selected to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of ALO’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard Buckley, the maestro proved his mastery of the composer, much to the delight of audiences. Featuring principal performers Mardi Byers, Scott Piper and Wayne Tigges, […]

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REVIEWS: Verdi’s Don Carlo

Austin Lyric Opera opened its 2013-14 Season with Verdi’s intense Don Carlo in November, what one Austin critic called, “an opera lover’s dream, bursting at the seams with complex philosophical tensions, powerfully effusive music, charismatic characters, and, most importantly, a resounding and pulsating heartbeat.” Maestro Richard Buckley pulled terrific performances from the chorus, orchestra and […]

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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 […]

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