From Bel Canto

Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season. Ann Patchett’s writing can be best described as lyrical.  I have voraciously read all five of her novels beginning with Bel Canto years ago.  Based in Nashville, Patchett has the ability to transport her reader to exotic and remote locations:  the Amazon (State of Wonder), a secluded home for unwed mothers (Patron Saint of Liars), or even an unnamed city in South America (Bel Canto). Patchett’s bestselling book Bel Canto has now inspired an opera commission by Lyric Opera of Chicago.  To my mind, the real challenge for the opera’s creators –…