Live from Indy Terrace
What began as Austin Opera’s streaming series has become our digital channel! Live from Indy Terrace (LIT) will house on-demand broadcasts of Concerts at the Consulate, Conductor Cues with Timothy Myers, and Opera Overtures; feature world-class artists in performance, in-depth interviews and exciting behind-the-scenes content; and celebrate our diverse culture and community.
Programming on LIT is free. No subscription required! See FAQ below with questions on how, when, and where to watch.
most recent programs
Premiered Wednesday, January 17, 2024
In this episode of Conductor Cues, Austin Opera’s Sarah and Ernest Butler Music Director Timothy Myers and special guest Dr. José R. Torres-Ramos, lecturer in Musicology and Ethnomusicology and Director of the Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán at the University of Texas Butler School of Music discuss the marriage of Mariachi and opera in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna.
Learn more about the cultural fusion you will experience when you see the world’s first mariachi opera, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. Enjoy performances by members of the cast Daniel Noyola and Cassandra Zoé Velasco, plus a special performance from Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán from the University of Texas Butler School of Music.
Watch as Dr. Charles Carson, Professor of Musicology at The University of Texas-Austin, explores the world of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. You’ll learn about the background, the characters, the story, and the musical techniques. Dr. Carson will give you three key moments to watch out for when you attend the opera on November 4 or 5.
Our Sarah and Ernest Butler Music Director Timothy Myers explores Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and verismo opera with special guest 2023-2024 Scholar-In-Residence Dr. Charles Carson. The program features live performances from several of the cast members of Pagliacci including Jonathan Burton, Hailey Clark, and Benjamin Taylor.
Watch as Dr. Charles Carson, Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology at The University of Texas-Austin, takes us on a journey into Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers. You’ll learn about the background, the characters, the story, and the musical techniques. Carson will give you three key moments to watch out for when you attend the show!
Learn about Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers. This program features a conversation with Stage Director, Alison Moritz and Choreographer/Dancer, Anuradha Naimpally.
Watch as Dr. Charles Carson, Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology at The University of Texas-Austin, takes us on a journey into the dark and brooding world of Sondheim’s masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. You’ll learn about the background, the characters, the story, and musical techniques used by Sondheim in Sweeney Todd. Dr. Carson will give you three key moments to watch out for when you attend the show!
Learn about the genius behind Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd as our Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers ponders the question Sondheim: Operatic Genius? This engaging and exploratory program examines Sondheim’s masterpiece with a special emphasis on the work’s operatic elements. This program features conversation with Director Doug Scholz-Carlson and performance by Kevin Burdette, Mela Dailey, and Raven McMillon.
Premiered November 5, 2022
Watch and listen as Dr. Charles Carson, Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology at The University of Texas-Austin, takes us into the score and story of The Barber of Seville…, and introduces you to the characters, the plot, the music, and Rossini.
Premiered October 19, 2022
Filmed at a live event on Wednesday, October 19 in the KMFA Draylen Mason Studio, experience engaging dialogue with conductor, Stephanie Rhodes Russell Myers, and special guests as they explore Barber of Seville. This is the perfect program for classical music lovers, students, and curious cultural enthusiasts alike!
Premiered Friday, October 14, 2022
Enjoy our 2022-2023 Concerts at the Consulate with soprano Megan Pachecano and pianist James Maverick.
Premiered Friday, Septebmer 16, 2022
Enjoy a special concert featuring tenor Rafael Moras, and pianist Maimy Fong, recorded live on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Premiered Saturday, May 28, 2022
Enjoy a special concert featuring the traditional mother’s day serenades of Mexico by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte, pianist Gloria Kim, and guitarist Israel Alcalá, recorded live on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Austin Opera’s “Live from Indy Terrace” series is back and better than ever with a twenty-minute concert – the perfect length for a musical recharge or a few moments of artistic adventure.
And what a rare treat! It’s not often you hear five of the most famous bass arias and get to relish in the villains, kings, and sidekicks that give opera so much depth, pun intended.
Hidenori “Heday” Inoue, seen in Fidelio as Don Fernando, is a past winner of the Butler Opera International Competition. He is joined by pianist John Elam to bring to life some of the most colorful characters ever written by Mozart, Verdi, and more.
Episode 45 is the first to be filmed in our new Broadcast Studio, made possible by the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator Program. Also, a special thanks to our Lead Education and Community Engagement Sponsors, H-E-B!
Premiered Friday, April 22, 2022
Who is Fidelio? Who’s in love with whom? Why is there a trumpet call? How did Beethoven feel about his one and only opera? Watch and listen as Dr. Charles Carson, Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology at The University of Texas-Austin, answers these questions and more, and introduces you to the characters, the plot, the music, and the man behind it all: Beethoven.
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Premiered Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Filmed at a live event on Wednesday, April 13 in the KMFA Draylen Mason Studio, experience engaging dialogue between Austin Opera’s Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers, ACMC’s Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, and special guests as they explore Beethoven’s penchant for the dramatic within his works. This is the perfect program for classical music lovers, students, and curious cultural enthusiasts alike!
On the go? Listen as a podcast on our Soundcloud here.
Premiered Friday, February 25, 2022
From the Concerts at the Consulate series: Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin are honored to feature a concert by Afro-Dominican soprano Zuly Inirio and pianist Maimy Fong during Black History Month with songs celebrating culture, history, and love. Zuly is an acclaimed soloist throughout the US and Europe and is the founder of The Afro-Latinx Song & Opera Project and the Co-creator of Latina Women in Opera which celebrates and supports Latina and Latinx people in the opera community.
Q: How would I know when Austin Opera releases episodes or programs on the LIT channel?
A: Bookmark this page for release announcements, and watch our social media and your email for information. We’ll tell you the time and date for each program’s live premiere and encourage you to experience it with other opera lovers on our YouTube channel, where we’ll be in the chat to comment alongside you.
Q: I can’t watch the live premiere. How do I watch at a time that works for me?
A: As mentioned above, Austin Opera’s digital channel Live from Indy Terrace (LIT) is available anytime from just about anywhere you can connect to the internet. All LIT episodes and programming will be housed on the LIT platform until they expire (and we’ll note when they do and if they do).
Here is that direct link: https://vimeo.com/showcase/lit
Q: I don’t want to watch on my computer or phone. How do I watch on the TV?
A: There are several ways to watch on your TV. Here are two we suggest:
1. Download the Vimeo app to your TV or smart TV device like you would any new app (AppleTV, Roku, GoogleTV, etc). The LIT library is on the Vimeo platform. Once you log into the Vimeo app, use the search function to find “Austin Opera.” Click on our user profile and you’ll see all available LIT episodes. Want to be notified when we release new episodes? Follow Austin Opera on Vimeo!
2. Watch on the YouTube app. LIT programming will also be available on our YouTube channel and viewed in much the same way as on Vimeo above. Once the YouTube app is open, simply search for “Austin Opera,” find our YouTube channel, and choose the program you’d like to watch. Want to be notified when there is a new program available? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!