Center Stage With: Tyler Lee

This year we welcomed a new full-time regular chorister into our group, Tyler Lee, currently the youngest member of Lyric’s regular chorus.  His first performance on the Lyric stage was as a supplementary chorister in our 2015-2016 season. You might be … Read More -->

The Artists’ Perspective: Cendrillon

For those of us who are fortunate to work in this industry of entertainment, specifically opera, we look forward to those experiences that rise to the highest level of inspiration for us. It is those experiences that made us pursue … Read More -->

Growing Up Backstage: Part One

Sitting backstage in the dressing room during an evening performance, you will often hear the mothers in our chorus talking with their children via Skype or Facetime or just on a phone call telling their children good night or reminding … Read More -->

Behind the Scenes: Orchestra On Strike

The majority of LOSA members can be found performing onstage donning costumes, wigs and makeup. On or around October 31st,  everyone has the opportunity to dress up and pretend to be someone else for Halloween. This month at Lyric you … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Peggy Stenger

In an opera production, every person has a role. Opera simply does not and cannot happen without everyone involved and goes way beyond the principal artists. Without our stage management team, we would all be completely lost! They give us … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Ken Nichols

Thank goodness for the teachers out there in the world. In Ken’s case, his 9th grade teacher convinced him he should do something with his talent. Also, luckily for Ken, he had a great high school choir teacher that … Read More -->

Unsung Hero: Wendy McCay

This month we are starting a new feature we are calling “Unsung Hero.” It’s where we take a moment to recognize someone who works in or around LOSA that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in order … Read More -->

Skincare for the Stage Performer

Stage makeup effects are just a part of life for a working stage performer. Modern stage lighting requires the use of many different makeup application techniques. Sometimes, a person can be made to look very old or young, or have … Read More -->

Onstage: A (Very) Brief History of AGMA

Every organization has an origin story, and the American Guild of Musical Artists is no exception.  Our story is that AGMA was created in March of 1936 over a game of golf played by Lawrence Tibbett, Jascha Heifetz, Alma Gluck … Read More -->