The Making of Bel Canto: From Page to Stage
This one-hour radio program traces the creation of composer Jimmy López’ opera Bel Canto, a Lyric Opera of Chicago commission premiered in the 2015-2016 season. The opera is based on a novel, adapted from actual events, and it examines the unique challenges and opportunities that come with each adaptation. You will meet all the principals through interviews with Renee Fleming, Jimmy López, Nilo Cruz, conductor Sir Andrew Davis, director Kevin Newbury, and others. The program features music from the premiere performances at Lyric as well as examples of the opera in development and other works by López.