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Arts Alliance Illinois to honor Renee Fleming

Arts Alliance Illinois will honor the opera star Renee Fleming with the inaugural Creative Voice Award, it was announced Tuesday. Fleming, a creative consultant at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will accept the award at the Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon for her artistic, educational and developmental...

Review: My Fair Lady (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

There’s no denying that My Fair Lady is a sonic masterpiece. For a gloriously full-throated, lushly orchestrated rendition of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1956 classic, the Lyric Opera’s opulent musical performance of the enduring score is as good as it gets. Show More Summary

Fair game

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Only the grand forces of Lyric Opera could bring such power and life to this production of My Fair Lady.

LIVE: The 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards

The winners are being announced right now Tonight, from the depths of the Lyric Opera in Chicago, the James Beard Foundation will host its 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards, the prize considered by many to be the highest honor in the North American restaurant community. Show More Summary

Just duet

last monthArts : Parterre Box

Lyric Opera of Chicago presented a highly anticipated joint recital featuring tenor Lawrence Brownlee, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and accompanist Craig Terry.

James Corden and Claire Danes perform dramatic soap opera using only Katy Perry lyrics

It all starts with a tube of cherry ChapStick in this episode of The Bold and the Lyrical — a Late Late Show skit in which all the dialogue is song lyrics. SEE ALSO: James Corden makes a stunning Belle in a 'Beauty and the Beast' crosswalk...Show More Summary

Chicago's Top Business Magazine Devotes An Editorial To Lyric Opera

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

They approve - especially of the musicals and renting out the house.

Can Lyric Opera Of Chicago Survive The 21st Century?, Asks Leading Chicago Business Magazine

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Lyric general director Anthony Freud, along with the company's CFO and board chairman, remember the days (the '90s and before) when their season sold out on subscription, describe the extra attention they're offering subscribers today, and list half a dozen strategies they're using to strengthen operations and increase income (which has been suffering).

Tickets on sale early for Lyric's 'Superstar'

Tickets for Lyric Opera's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" go on sale Thursday, the company announced Tuesday. It's a significantly early release of tickets, coming more than a year in advance of the spring 2018 run of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera.  The Lyric production will be the...

Les feuilles mortes

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Lyric Opera of Chicago concluded its 2016-17 season with a spellbinding and wonderfully sung production of Tchaikovsky’s familiar Eugene Onegin. 

Review: Carmen (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2017)

For Lyric Opera's 2017 production of Geoges Bizet's Carmen, they have successfully adapted it to 1930s Spain. And to amp up the entertainment value, Lyric Opera has brought in Broadway showman Rob Ashford as director and choreographer. Still, music remains king (or, for Carmen, queen). Recommended.

Let streaming movies be a warning for Lyric Opera - or an opportunity

If the predictions of much political speechifying hold true, the words Amazon, Netflix, Google and Facebook won't be heard anywhere near as often as the name of President Donald Trump at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night. But that doesn't mean those competitive Silicon Valley colossi aren't...

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to host 2017 James Beard Awards in Chicago

Fans of "Modern Family" and glitzy food award shows, rejoice! Jesse Tyler Ferguson is set to host this year's James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago, to be held May 1 at the Lyric Opera House. You may be wondering: What does Jesse Tyler Ferguson have to do with food? The actor writes a food blog,...

Dancing frills a showy distraction in Lyric's vocally solid 'Carmen'

Take away the pretty but dramatically irrelevant window dressing, and the "Carmen" that settled in for a long winter's run over the weekend at the Civic Opera House is pretty much your standard-issue production of Bizet's tune-laden tragedy. There is some fine singing, most notably that of Maltese...

Lyric Opera of Chicago 2017-18

Hmm. September 23- October 15 2017: Orphee et Eurydice October 7- November 3 2017: Rigoletto The production is ours, that is, with the wonderful Michael Yeargan sets. Attractive cast (Kelsey, Feola, Polenzani). November 1-30 2017: Die Walküre. Show More Summary

The Man Who Stumbled Into A Thriving Opera Career

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Meet Morris Robinson. At 30, in finally attempting to sing professionally, he tried out for the chorus of “Aida” at the Boston Lyric Opera, the biggest company in New England. A week later, the music director handed him music for a solo role, accompanied by a plea: 'Please don’t screw it up'. "A lot of […]

Lyric Opera, Joffrey to co-produce new Gluck ‘Orphee’ with L.A.

In a first collaboration between Lyric Opera, L.A. Opera and the Joffrey Ballet, a new coproduction of the 1774 Paris version of Gluck’s opera “Orphee et Eurydice” will debut next season in Chicago and Los Angeles, the companies announced Tuesday. The stage direction, choreography and designs will...

L.A. Opera plans production with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet and Hamburg State Opera

Los Angeles Opera will announce on Tuesday that its 2017-18 season will include an unprecedented collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet and the Hamburg State Opera of Germany. The Lyric Opera and L.A. Opera will co-produce the 1774 Paris version of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s...

Watch The “Kanye West Soap Opera” Starring Bryan Cranston, James Corden & More

We have seen Kanye West lyrics lend themselves well for fun sketches before, but this one takes things to another level. Bryan Cranston, James Corden and Giovanni Ribisi battle for Jessica Biel’s heart in a new goofy Late Late Show sketch. As part of the on-going “The Bold and the Lyrical” series, dialogue entirely comprised […]

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