Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Full Episode

Bel Canto the Opera from the Lyric Opera of Chicago was based on Ann Patchett ‘s bestselling 2001 novel (inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996-97). The new opera  as composed by Jimmy López with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz and curated by legendary soprano Renée Fleming, Lyric’s creative consultant, who hosts the broadcast.