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The stunt involving a fire-spitting stilt walker that went awry at last week's dress rehearsal for Lyric Opera's new production of "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg" threatened to steal the thunder from the show itself. That it did not was a tribute to...
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Lyric Opera's 2013-14 season will be given over almost entirely to bread-and-butter repertory designed, at least in part, to ensure the company's sizable ticket sales don't flag in a still-weakened economy. Although Lyric enjoys the largest subscription...
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The period from the new year through the end of March invariably includes some of the most highly anticipated events of Chicago's classical music season. Here are 10 such events, listed in chronological order: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo...
John Cage has been dead 20 years, but his music, his revolutionary ideas about art in general and his enormous influence on composers, musicians, artists, dancers and contemporary aesthetic attitudes, live on. The benign guru of the postwar avant-...
No opera company faces a more formidable task than commissioning a new opera, assembling the forces needed to bring it to fruition and nursing it through the long and sometimes painful process leading up to the premiere. But such undertakings are vital if...
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...
Lyric Opera of Chicago has shied away from commissioning any new operas over the last decade, at a time when other major American opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera have...
Back in 1978, right before rap started to take over the world, an aspiring filmmaker named Andrew Davis — who would later go on to direct “Under Siege” and “The Fugitive” — managed to scrape together the money for...
Compared with just about every other company in the business, Lyric Opera of Chicago continues to ride above the economic turbulence that is buffeting so many of the nation's other not-for-profit performing arts organizations. Not soaring, but riding....
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Show Tracker"30 Rock" went live again on Thursday night, but the thing most people are talking about is guest star Jon Hamm appearing in black face for the show. Some viewers thought Jon Hamm in black face was one of the funniest things the series has ever done,...
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