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Richard Buckley
Austin Lyric Opera artistic director Richard Buckley is taking his baton up to Ohio to serve as principal conductor for Opera Cleveland
"...No. Pro sports teams? No. Opera conductors? That's it. Richard Buckley, who has been conducting Austin Lyric Opera productions..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera Terminates Buckley's Contract
Artistic director said to have violated policy on harassment
"...the employment contract of Principal Conductor & Artistic Director Richard Buckley, effective immediately," following an investigation conducted by the..."

Feb. 1, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Meet the New Bosses
Long Center director Cliff Redd and ALO director Richard Buckley compare notes on leading an arts institution, the challenges they face, and being new to Austin
"...That's the case for both Richard Buckley and Cliff Redd. Buckley was hired last year..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera's Of Mice and Men
Artistic Director Richard Buckley on returning to the Carlisle Floyd opera that launched his conducting career
"...Richard Buckley knows a thing or two about the opera..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...of the closeness of Election Day. AO Artistic Director Richard Buckley has spoken of his desire for the company..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our Shostakovich Year
On the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich's birth, Austin arts groups join forces to throw the Russian composer a yearlong party
"...his music resonates deeply enough that ALO Artistic Director Richard Buckley was inspired to conceive of a citywide celebration..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

An Opera for Wartime
Philip Glass' Waiting for the Barbarians arrives when its message is urgently needed
"...ALO Artistic Director Richard Buckley, who will conduct the American premiere, credits Hampton..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Austin Lyric Opera's new artistic director receives raves for his conducting at Seattle Opera, Beehive diva Judy Arnold takes ill, and Chronicle Arts writer Barry Pineo gets a publishing deal for his book on acting.
"...'Mourning' Becomes Buckley..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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

April 1, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Dude ranch antics make this reimagining of Strauss too busy, but when the music takes center stage, it’s gorgeous
"...such a bold reimagining. Austin Opera's presentation of the Richard Strauss classic Ariadne auf Naxos is the latest...."

Feb. 2, 2018 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Elektra
In Austin Lyric Opera's production of 'Elektra,' conductor Richard Buckley succeeds in conveying the complexity, richness, cruelty, and humanity of this work
"...this ancient Greek drama of bloody murder and retribution, Richard Strauss composed one of the 20th century's first great..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Review 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.
"...ALO board of trustees approved the appointment of conductor Richard Buckley as artistic director of the 17-year-old company. The..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Austin Shakespeare Festival gets a roof over its head and a place of its own, and Austin Lyric Opera gets a new season and a cool million
"...gala soiree on Feb. 25. And what has conductor Richard Buckley chosen for his inaugural foray? Well, he's bookending..."

March 5, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Bats Left, Sings Right
With help from Esther's Follies, Austin Lyric Opera turns Strauss' Viennese waltz into a Texas two-step
"...idea. Two years ago, when Austin Lyric Opera conductor Richard Buckley, in his former role as ALO artistic director,..."

May 30, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Carmen
Austin Lyric Opera’s debut in the Long Center serves Bizet’s classic in a clear, uncluttered way that satisfies
"...On opening night, in that instant between conductor Richard Buckley raising his arms and the first downbeat of..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera: Fat lady sings for artistic/managing director split
Austin Lyric Opera Artistic Director Richard Buckley and Managing Director Tamara Hale are both leaving their posts in June 2007, after which ALO will return to a single general director running the show
"...Lyric Opera in the coming year. On Dec. 12, Richard Buckley announced his resignation as artistic director when his..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Change of Aria Code
Leaving "Lyric" behind, Austin Opera launches a new era
"...rise since the 25th-anniversary season, according to Artistic Director Richard Buckley. That helped fuel the enthusiasm of the board..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera: Pittsburgh Opera's Kevin Patterson takes the reins
Kevin Patterson of Pittsburgh Opera has been hired to serve as Austin Lyric Opera's new general director
"...as its new general director. Patterson succeeds Artistic Director Richard Buckley and managing director Tamara Hale, who both resigned..."

July 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Za vashe zdorov'ye, Shostakovich!
Fifteen local arts organizations work together to celebrate Shostakovich's 100th birthday
"...mark the recent centenaries of Kurt Weill, Aaron Copland, Richard Rodgers, or William Walton, and it looks as if..."

March 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tosca
Austin Lyric Opera brought all the power in Puccini's opera to bear in a staging that pitted heaven against hell
"...Maestro Richard Buckley, however, despite working from a spot down below,..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hansel and Gretel
Set in the Gilded Age, this operatic fairy tale really resonates with the present
"...hero in this Hansel and Gretel: ALO principal conductor Richard Buckley. His sensitivity to Humperdinck's score draws forth the..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Il Trovatore
Austin Lyric Opera's 'Il Trovatore' featured voices in good form, from the leads to the chorus, but the relationships among the characters was clearly missing
"...even at a first hearing. From the orchestra pit, Richard Buckley, now in his second season as artistic director,..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Arts Review by Ann Ciccolella

Austin Lyric Opera: Breaking Glass
For Austin Lyric Opera's 20th season, artistic director Richard Buckley has lined up the American premiere of Philip Glass' opera 'Waiting for the Barbarians'
"...few seasons of Old World standbys, new artistic director Richard Buckley is setting sail for new territory in a..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Unsung Hero
Behind the music of 'The Marriage of Figaro' is a man named Lorenzo da Ponte
"..."Opera is a combination of art forms," says Richard Buckley, artistic director of Austin Lyric Opera, whose production..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Waiting for the Barbarians
Austin Lyric Opera's American premiere of Waiting for the Barbarians speaks powerfully to life in a time of terror and oppression, sounding a wake-up call to our humanity
"...place of moral reawakening. It's a remarkable role, and Richard Salter, who's required to be onstage for almost the..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Art Events This Weekend
How can you lose with a sweet list to use before it's time to choose?
"...of tea, unless it’s done like this … but Richard Buckley’s crew tends to knock every mannered ball of..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Lyric Opera
With the sale of the Heller Opera Center, ALO is back in the black
"...a new Downtown home designed by New York architect Richard Gluckman. Most of the large cultural organizations around Austin..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events of 2005 That Engaged and Endure
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite performances of dance and classical music from 2005
"...8) Elektra (Austin Lyric Opera) Richard Strauss' take on this ancient tragedy is nothing if..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Their Finest
How to make a propaganda film in World War II England
"...Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Paul Ritter, Jake Lacy, Eddie..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Opera's Madame Butterfly
The company delivers a lovely staging of this Puccini opera that builds to a heartbreaking finale
"...Maestro Richard Buckley, as always, brings his emotionally charged, Verdian-styled approach..."

May 5, 2017 Arts Review by Michelle Haché

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