- Artist Talk
Early in 2012, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced a major new opera commission to receive its world premiere during the 2015/16 season. Based on Ann Patchett's award-winning novel and inspired by the 1996/97 hostage crisis in Lima, Peru, Bel Canto presents the character of Roxanne Coss—an American opera singer who is caught up in the events and emerges as a symbol for the power of music in forging unexpected emotional bonds. In this discussion, acclaimed Peruvian-born composer Jimmy López and Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban American playwright Nilo Cruz talk about their careers and their creative process with opera dramaturg Colin Ure.
- Duration54 minutes