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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...
Without fanfare, Lyric Opera has been systematically retiring elderly opera productions that have outlived their usefulness or have simply worn out with age. A prime candidate for junking was the 1972 Pier Luigi Pizzi production of Puccini's "La Boheme,"...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Chicago Children's Choir, Poetry
Lyric Opera patrons attending the duo recital by soprano Renee Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham Thursday night at the Civic Opera House probably did not expect they would be getting a guided tour of belle epoque Paris along with an exquisitely...
No Second City revue of the last 54 years has been held in more gorgeous surroundings than "The Second City Guide to the Opera," a summer partnership between the famed comedy theater and the increasingly open-minded Lyric Opera of Chicago — that...
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The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
Nothing like the exuberant dazzle of mariachi to explode operatic stereotypes. The shouts and cheers that went up from the sold-out audience Sunday afternoon at the Civic Opera House said it all. What was billed as the world's first mariachi opera...
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In 2008, New York's Lincoln Center revived a Broadway warhorse: "South Pacific." At the beginning of the overture in the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the lip of Michael Yeargan's setting, which had the outline of a tropical island, began to move backward,...
At the start — the rough start — of the Marriott Theatre's new revue of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, entitled, with justification, "Now & Forever," the throbbing electronic tones of "The Phantom of the Opera" fill the theater as colored...
Never the subtlest of mega-musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" at least comes with a resident cynic. That would be Joe Gillis, the struggling writer from Dayton, Ohio, who gets trapped in the web of Norma Desmond, a faded Hollywood star who...
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If ever a musical theater work deserved its exclamation point, it's “Oklahoma!” Breathes there a man or woman of a certain age who hasn't at one time or another succumbed to the nostalgic charms of this classic American show, whose spirit...
Anna Netrebko seems genuinely unfazed by the stardom that has made her a charismatic figure to hundreds of thousands of opera lovers worldwide, not to mention even greater numbers of ordinary folks who devour articles about her in the popular press and no...
Tags: Entertainment, Russia, Music, Arts and Culture, England
The musical logic behind the program presented by Chicago Symphony Orchestra this weekend at Symphony Center seems clear enough. Pierre Boulez, the originally scheduled conductor, set out to trace the evolution of the German-Austrian tradition from...
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