AUSTIN OPERA 2014-15 SEASON TICKET SALES EXCEED $1 MILLION, COMPANY’S DRAMATIC 2015-16 SEASON BUILDS ON SUCCESS

AUSTIN OPERA 2014-15 SEASON TICKET SALES EXCEED $1 MILLION Company’s Dramatic 2015-16 Season Builds on Success AUSTIN – August 27, 2015 – The 2014-15 Season brought many highs to Austin Opera, including a new name and a vibrant new look, increased attendance and fundraising results, and a fourth consecutive year closed successfully with a balanced […]

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MAYOR’S BOOK CLUB FEATURES CLASSIC WORK OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: OF MICE AND MEN

WHO: Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, Austin Public Library, City of Austin Mayor’s Office WHAT: 2015 Mayor’s Book Club WHEN: Fall 2015 WHERE: Austin Public Library COST: Free WEB: www.austinlibrary.org CONTACT: Cecily Sailer: 512.542-0076, csailer@austinlibrary.org Mayor’s Book Club Features Classic Work of American Literature: Of Mice and Men AUSTIN, Texas, June 4, 2015—Mayor Steve Adler, the […]

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AUSTIN OPERA PRESENTS “AN INTIMATE AFFAIR,” A NIGHT OF UNFORGETABLE OPERA AND MODERN CLASSIC PERFORMANCES

AUSTIN OPERA PRESENTS “AN INTIMATE AFFAIR,” A NIGHT OF UNFORGETABLE OPERA AND MODERN CLASSIC PERFORMANCES Featuring Opera Crossover Star David Miller AUSTIN – January 26, 2015 – Austin Opera is bringing an evening filled with extraordinary classic and modern opera music to KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A. “An Intimate Affair” features performances by David Miller, tenor of Simon […]

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AUSTIN OPERA’S 29TH SEASON SHOWCASES BREADTH OF OPERATIC EXPERIENCES

AUSTIN OPERA’S 29TH SEASON SHOWCASES BREADTH OF OPERATIC EXPERIENCES Company Announces a Diverse and Dramatic 2015-16 Season AUSTIN – February 6, 2015 – Austin Opera will open its 29th season for the first time with an operatic Gala Concert at the Long Center on September 26, 2015. The company’s subscription season then begins with Giuseppe […]

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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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ALO Guild Wins Challenge, General Director Forced to Swim in Tuxedo

This spring, General Director Joe Specter posed a special challenge to the Austin Lyric Opera Guild to help boost Season Ticket sales for the 2014-15 Season. If 70% of the Guild members renewed their Season Tickets, Specter would sing for free at their Annual Spring Party. Specter is a former baritone opera singer. If 80% […]

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Austin Lyric Opera Nominated for Five Austin Critics Table Awards

ALO’s January 2014 production of Tosca stunned local critics, with the opera receiving five nominations from the 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards. “We are exceedingly proud of Tosca and all of the artists who collaborated to make this a successful production,” says Joe Specter, ALO General Manager. “While the principal singers each received a nomination, […]

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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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