Lyric Opera’s new ambassadors are delivering a message that goes deeper than listening to music: art can heal a community. On their first day, Lyric Opera’s newly named community ambassadors burned the script on typical in-school performances, and the kids are listening.
Ana Maria Martinez
Friday, October 4, 2013 by Noel Morris
Verdi’s 200th birthday is upon us; and Lyric Opera of Chicago pays homage with one of the reigning Verdi tenors, Johan Botha, singing the title role of Otello. Ana María MartÍnez is the unlucky Desdemona, whose demise is collateral damage to the machinations of Falk Struckmann’s Iago. This is a powerful trio; one that will no doubt sharpen the sting of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Noel Morris
Puerto Rican-American soprano Ana María Martínez is as natural on-stage at the Metropolitan Opera, as she is before a roomful of high school students. Currently singing the lead in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of La Bohème, Ms. Martinez uses her free time to rest and to catch up with old friends–in this case, more…