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AUSTIN OPERA PREMIERES ‘A MASKED BALL’ WITH MASSIVE 3-D VIDEO PROJECTION

AUSTIN OPERA PREMIERES ‘A MASKED BALL’ WITH MASSIVE 3-D VIDEO PROJECTION Two-Story Tall Projection Art Piece Placed on Long Center Terrace Lights Up the Night for Public Viewing AUSTIN – November 8, 2014 – Austin Opera is debuting its 2014-15 season opening production “A Masked Ball” with a larger-than-life video art installation in the middle […]

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Austin Opera Showcases Bright Future with New Name and Look

AUSTIN OPERA SHOWCASES BRIGHT FUTURE WITH NEW NAME AND LOOK Company Presents a Thrilling 2014-15 Season AUSTIN – October 8, 2014 – Founded in 1986 as Austin’s first professional opera company, Austin Lyric Opera is proud to announce an updated name, a vibrant new look and a thrilling season that reflect how this dynamic arts […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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