Robert Lyall

A Prairie Home Companion

This week on Inside the Arts, Garrison Keillor takes A Prairie Home Companion on the road as he heads for the Big Easy. We talk with him about a host of subjects — from poetry to retirement. 

Then, Marschner's The Vampire ushers in a new season for the New Orleans Opera. And we round things out with jazz from pianist and composer Tom McDermott. 

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It's opera time in New Orleans again. But Robert Lyall, artistic director of the New Orleans Opera Association, says he's decided to give this season's audiences a new twist.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to him about the very different musical works he's chosen in the upcoming season that begins October 11. 

New Orleans Opera Association Director Robert Lyall talks with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins about the upcoming gala concert and dinner with Placido Domingo on October 12.

Un Ballo in Maschera

Nov 17, 2011

New Orleans, LA – On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Robert Lyall, General Director of the New Orleans Opera, about why he's put a little purple, green, and blood red into one of grand opera's grandest operas!

To read a related article written by Ms. Litwin, visit Nolavie.com.

Turandot

Oct 12, 2011

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks about one of the musical passions of our city: the larger-than-life, over the top, historical adoration of Grand Opera!