Austin Lyric Opera Concludes its 25th Anniversary Season with Turandot

Since 1987, when its sold-out production The Magic Flute by Mozart debuted to stellar reviews, the Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) has been a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community of Central Texas, from Lake Travis to Legend Oaks.

“We’re closing our celebratory 25th anniversary season with Puccini’s final opera Turandot,” says Marketing Director Marc van Bree. “This lush, new production—which opened a brand new performing arts center in Kansas City just last Fall—stars American sensation Lise Lindstrom as the icy princess Turandot, a role she has sung to great acclaim at major international houses such as the Met, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The elaborate sets, beautiful Chinese costumes, and a large chorus and cast of extras on the stage, really make this a feast for the eyes and ears. Plus, you won’t want to miss Frank Porretta in ‘Nessun dorma’, perhaps opera’s most famous aria!”

Co-founded by Joseph McClain and Dr. Walter Ducloux, the ALO has an American reputation as an innovator and a showcase for new talent. It also serves as one of the founding resident companies of The Long Center, along with Ballet Austin and Austin Symphonic Orchestra.

ALO Past, Present and Future Productions:

Season 1 (1987-1988)
The Magic Flute

Roméo et Juliette
Un ballo in maschera

Season 5 (1991-1992)
La bohème
Pietra del Paragonne

Season 10 (1996-1997)
The Magic Flute
The Ballad of Baby Doe
La bohème

Season 15 (2001-2002)
A Streetcar Named Desire
La fanciulla del West

Season 20 (2006-2007)
Madama Butterfly
Waiting for the Barbarians
Barber of Seville

Season 25 (2011-2012)
The Magic Flute
Lucia di Lammermoor

Season 26 (2012-2013)


The Marriage of Figaro


Experience the Austin Lyric Opera! Don’t miss Puccini’s Turandot, debuting April 14th-22nd, 2012. To buy tickets, visit them online.

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Photos courtesy Austin Lyric Opera, by John Fitzgerald and Corey Weaver.