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Patrons with a valid BALibrary card can go to the Freegal Web site and download five free songs each week. Songs are provided from the Sony Music catalog, a huge collection of music spanning many decades and genres and hundreds of thousands of songs. Popular artists and bands like Sia, Meghan Trainor, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Springsteen, Beyoncé, Train, Pentatonix, and Kelly Clarkson are available. Familiar classics by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand can be accessed with one click of the mouse and the eclectic listener can browse genres from acapella to zydeco. Classical music is available as well.

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Naxos Music Library: Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 86,420 albums with more than 1,259,200 tracks, including standard and rare repertoire.

Streaming on a mobile device: Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Naxos Music Library. Download the free app (for iPads, use the iPhone app). On a computer, create your Naxos account. In the Naxos Music Library, click on Playlists, then click on Sign up. Enter your e-mail address and create a password. Use this e-mail address and password to login to your account in the app. Browse or search the collection and begin streaming!

NEW! Naxos Video Library: An extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!


Have You Heard?

Grammy Award Winners:   Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour.  Beck, Morning Phase.  Eminem, The Marshal Mathers LP 2.  Also sample songs by the night's other big winners, Miranda Lambert, and Pharrell Williams at Freegal. See all the winners at the Grammy website!

BET Music Award Winners:  Beyoncé, Chris Brown and Lecrae were among the winners at the BET Music Awards this year.  Sample a few songs from each at Freegal.  See all the winners at the BET website.

Pitchfork Music Festival:  Heading to the Festival?  Want to sample some of the songs?  We've got them at Freegal featuring Sleater-Kinney, Chvrches, Run the Jewels, Panda Bear, Mac Demarco and more!


Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014-2015 Season

Don Giovanni
Il Trovatore
Porgy and Bess
Anna Bolena
The Passenger

Special performances:

60th Anniversary Concert
The Magic Victrola
The Property
El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
Lang Lang Recital
Second Nature

Click for a quick synopsis or libretto of some of the most popular operas!


Online Resources:

Rolling Stone