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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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Enter to Win Here!

Our Thursday performance of “Don Carlo” is very special! Not only does opera make for a fantastic night out, you’re also invited to join us for the Meet the Cast After Party, featuring James Valenti and the cast of Don Carlo! Let us treat you to a glass of wine while you grab photos and […]

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Statesman Preview: Don Carlo featuring James Valenti

Austin Lyric Opera tackles Verdi’s ‘Don Carlo’ Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 (Statesman story here) BY JEANNE CLAIRE VAN RYZIN – AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Austin Lyric Opera boasts an all-Italian roster this season: Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” Puccini’s “Tosca” and Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.” This is the first time ALO has presented “Don Carlo.” A towering opera […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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