Great Performances

Bel Canto the Opera From Lyric Opera of Chicago Full Episode

Season 44 Episode 11 | 2h 48m 59s Video has closed captioning.

The world premiere of Bel Canto the Opera, filmed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, airs on Great Performances. Based on Ann Patchett‘s bestselling 2001 novel (inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996-97), the new opera was 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.

Aired: 01/13/17

Expired: 01/13/18

Rating: NR

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