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"Don Pasquale" isn't exactly the first show that springs to mind when you're looking for an opera to hook young children on opera. Look a little closer, however, and you realize Donizetti's tuneful score is very kid-friendly. And what sitcom-weaned...
The saga of how Ana Maria Martinez resolved her career conflicts, shed her inhibitions and wound up as one of the most sought-after operatic artists of her generation might make an interesting little made-for-TV drama. The Puerto Rico-born soprano...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Faust (movie), Fine Artists, Artists
Lyric Opera has announced principal castings for the new production of "Oklahoma!" that will mark the company premiere of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in May. John Cudia, who won a Jeff Award in 2008 for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in...
You've heard of rock operas, tango operas, crossover operas. Now, get ready for mariachi opera. Two musical traditions with wide followings will come together April 7 when Lyric Opera will present the Midwest premiere of “Cruzar la Cara de la...
Jules Massenet's "Werther" is a staple of the European opera house repertory, but its Goethe-inspired protagonist remains an infrequent visitor to American shores. Despite the fact that the opera received its American premiere in Chicago, in 1894, Lyric...
"Simon Boccanegra," which returned to the Lyric Opera repertory Monday night after an absence of 17 years, is a shadowy tragedy many opera goers respect but few really love, except perhaps for card-carrying Verdi connoisseurs. Even the composer...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe Women's Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented an elegant opening-night gala at the Civic Opera House on Oct. 6. The affair celebrating the Lyric's 58th season featured Scottish director David McVicar's new production of Richard Strauss'...
Tribune reporterConstruction on the last leg of Wacker Drive ends in late December, capping a decade-long effort to modernize and rehabilitate the historic double-deck boulevard. Only a handful of projects remain, like finishing up bridge work from Adams to Van Buren...
Vocal crisis behind her, Christine Goerke takes on the murderous (in all senses) role of Elektra at LyricChristine Goerke is flying high in the opera world, but not so long ago a catastrophic vocal crisis threatened to send the world she knew crashing down around her. The celebrated American dramatic soprano, who will make her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut...
Tags: Opera (genre), Poetry
Lyric Opera will hold auditions next month for ensemble singers and singing dancers for its May production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” Auditions are scheduled to take place Oct. 8-16 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker...
Tags: Entertainment, Entertainment Events, Dance
You would never guess the economy is still struggling, given the quantity, quality and diversity of classical music events being offered in the Chicago area between now and the end of the year. Following are 10 major classical events you won't want to...
The very notion of Lyric Opera and The Second City performing together, even for a one-night stand, would strike most folks in Chicago as slightly absurd. The city's venerable impresario of grand opera making beautiful music with the town's famous factory...
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