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Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...The Rocky Horror Show, Zach, 2000, 1999; various, Candide, Austin Lyric Opera, 2000; The King, Big River, Zilker Theatre,..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...a playwright writes about this city today. Taking on Austin's blazing real estate market, Tomlinson made shrewd observations on..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...6. Verdi Requiem (Austin Symphony Orchestra) My father used to play the Dies..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...culturally relevant works of theatre-with-an-edge ever to emerge from Austin. The Hideout's debut finally brings an elegant and multiuse..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...itself for big changes to come after December 31, Austin's arts community was already in the thick of them...."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Months of speculation come to an end as Austin Lyric Opera appoints conductor Richard Buckley to the position of artistic director.
"...Austin Lyric Opera has found its new leader. On Monday,..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

La Traviata
A tremendous, memorable production that even an opera novice will love
"...Hall at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 472-5992, www.austinlyricopera.org..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Richard Buckley
Austin Lyric Opera artistic director Richard Buckley is taking his baton up to Ohio to serve as principal conductor for Opera Cleveland
"...What is it Austin and Cleveland have in common? State capitals? No. Pro..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Maestro Prepares
Before the baton goes up, conductors have to know the score – every note of it
"...April, a lot. Peter Bay, music director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Richard Buckley, principal conductor of Austin..."

April 1, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

First Night Schedule
"...Exchange Club of Austin – Spirit Kite Workshop, Program Room, Austin Children's Museum,..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Feature

Articulations
The passing of a longtime professor of music and the birth of a new opera by Austin Lyric Opera.
"...of the vocal version of the finale of Berg's Lyric Suite -- Green's love of music encompassed many forms,..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Carmen: Hot! Hot! Hot!!
Austin Lyric Opera's latest staging of Bizet's Carmen is such a refreshing and vivid presentation -- and at the City Coliseum, no less -- that this tale of a gypsy love-sorceress and her jealous soldier-lover should smolder in audiences' imaginations well after this production's last embers have flickered out.
"...and Spain the place for passion, then Georges Bizet's opera, sung in French and set in Seville around 1820,..."

May 25, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Articulations
Another Ballet Switch
"...It seems Austin's arts institutions rarely undergo big personnel changes in isolation...."

June 13, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...2) 'L'ÉTOILE (THE STAR)' (AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA) How often does opera look and play..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wilde Life
"...a close this week after a nine-day run of opera, theatre, and film about the king (queen?) of the..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Manufacturing Fizz
What makes L'Étoile a light, bubbly Champagne of operas
"...Oenologically speaking, opera is a red wine world. The works for which..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What Is Important About Music?
"...Dear Editor, Robert Faires' piece on the Austin Lyric Opera finally shed some light on another great..."

Aug. 28, 2011 Postmarks

A Streetcar Named Desire
In Austin Lyric Opera's production of the opera A Streetcar Named Desire, director Brad Dalton and his design team translate the unsettled mental state of Blanche Dubois into literal elements of the setting, creating a distorted, exaggerated, haunted work.
"...Named Desire. And we shared them with her in Austin Lyric Opera's production of the opera of that name,..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Cold Sassy Tree
The Austin Lyric Opera production of Cold Sassy Tree, Carlisle Floyd's sweet, simple opera of blooming love between a small-town Georgia shopkeeper and a much younger woman, featured a fine ensemble giving heartwarming performances, but their efforts were repeatedly wrecked by poorly executed set changes that brought the show to a halt.
"...It is appalling and unforgivable that Austin Lyric Opera could take Carlisle Floyd's sweet Southern tale..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Articulations
A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene.
"...-- for almost 60 years. Now, the Lion of Austin Opera will sing no more. Jess Walters, celebrated singer,..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Food-o-File
You can tell it's October in Austin by the number of food and wine-related events packed into the coming week. Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood informs readers of all of them.
"...You can tell it's October in Austin by the number of food and wine-related events packed..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Magic Flute
ALO opens its 25th season with a magical revival of Mozart's opera
"...Dell Hall at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, www.austinlyricopera.org Through Nov. 13 Running time: 2 hr., 45 min...."

Nov. 11, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Dialogues of the Carmelites
Austin Lyric Opera meets the challenge of Poulenc's work with economy and emotive power
"...It was a fitting prelude to an opera about the intrusion of the outside world on a..."

April 24, 2009 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Culture Flash!
Austin museums want you, and Richard Buckley conducts in the Windy City
"...But since Sunday, Sept. 10 is the ninth annual Austin Museum Day, you can rectify that problem tout de..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
"...The Austin Critics Table has decided on the second group of..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
For the new year, resolve to support the new in the local arts scene. Here are several new projects that would welcome support.
"...to support the new in the local arts scene. Austin is blessed with artists who dare to explore uncharted..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

'Dialogues of the Carmelites'
Soprano Virginia Zeani recalls working with Francis Poulenc as a beautiful dream
"...Carmelites opens at the Long Center Saturday night, the Austin Lyric Opera production will have just one degree of..."

April 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Schlagobers and Blood!
In which your reporter hies himself to … the opera?
"...kind of celebrated, kind of dissed – Gaetano Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor, partly by having the Vienna production..."

Jan. 26, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Flight
Jonathan Dove's opera in an airport is often fun but leaves no lasting impression
"...Pulling off a modern opera can be tricky. With the traditional canon, there's already..."

April 15, 2011 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

'Flight'
Composer Jonathan Dove explains how his opera set in an airport took off
"...also in transit. Okay, you're primed for the next Austin Lyric Opera production. Flight takes place in an airport..."

April 8, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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