Austin Lyric Opera

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Austin Lyric Opera, founded in 1986, is an internationally known opera company based in Austin, Texas. Its key personnel include Joseph Specter, the General Director, and Richard Buckley, Artistic Director. The company also operates the Armstrong Community Music School.

In January 2007, it staged the North American premiere of Philip Glass’s opera Waiting for the Barbarians.[1] [2]



  1. ^ Smith, Steve (January 22, 2007). "Opera Review: 'Waiting for the Barbarians'. In Austin, Echoes of a Distant War in an Opera’s American Premiere". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ Swed, Mark (January 22, 2007). "OPERA REVIEW; Glass premiere is toast of Austin". Los Angeles Times. p. E.1. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 


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