Lyric Opera House

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Baltimore, United States

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On the evening of October 31,1894, Emil Paur led the Boston Symphony Orchestra into the prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg.” It was the opening number of the gala concert celebrating Baltimore’s new “Music Hall.” Nellie Melba was to crown the evening with her rendition of Handel’s “Sweet Bird” aria. Mr. T. Henry Randall, architect for the building joined the throngs backstage to be congratulated by Madame Melba on the hall’s perfect acoustics.

No one could have had the foresight to predict the many and varied sounds to ring through this building during its first 75 years. Just 11 years later, Mike Sullivan of Boston and Joe Gans fought a draw at the Lyric Theater. Gans, the lightweight champion suffered an injured left eye which eventually ended his career. In 1905, Baltimoreans were treated to a first exhibition of cooking by electricity at the Food Show in the Lyric.

Also in 1905, Ignace Jan Paderewski gave his third Baltimore performance. Enrico Caruso came to the Lyric with the Metropolitan Opera Company’s production of “Marta.” Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and her party came from Washington to hear the celebrated tenor.

The list of speakers who have taken the spotlight in the Lyric is a chapter in American history. It includes William Jennings Bryan, Roald Amundsen, Richard E. Byrd, Charles A. Lindbergh, Calvin E. Coolidge, Amelia Earhart, Clarence Darrow, Will Rogers, and Herbert Hoover. Among the great names… the world-famed performers.

Contact Information

Address
140 W Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore 21201
United States
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Phone
(410) 685-5086
Web
www.lyricoperahouse.com/

Past Events

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page, Steve Lukather, Greg Bissonette, Warren Ham, Gregg RolieConcert
Lyric Opera House
Baltimore, United States
39.305423 -76.618328

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Saturday 11 April 2015
Bob DylanConcert Lyric Opera House
Baltimore, United States
39.305423 -76.618328

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Friday 13 March 2015
Hannibal BuressConcert Lyric Opera House
Baltimore, United States
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Friday 16 May 2014
Demetri MartinConcert Lyric Opera House
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Saturday 26 October 2013
Anthony JeselnikConcert Lyric Opera House
Baltimore, United States
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Saturday 19 October 2013
Glad Rag Doll World Tour 2013
Diana KrallConcert
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Baltimore, United States
39.305423 -76.618328

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