The company was looking to commission an adaptation of Ann Patchett’s novel Bel Canto. Jimmy López remembers getting a call about it from his friend, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya: “November 18th, 2010, I was having lunch and I got a call from Miguel. He said, ‘You need to go home and upload your vocal music to […]
Questions have been asked about Chicago Lyric Opera ever since it failed to produce the usual financial returns at the close of its season. Fears have increased since word leaked that the company is putting on cabaret shows in the run-up to Christmas, traditionally a busy time for family-suitable operas. What’s up at the Lyric? […]
“The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has confirmed the maestro will extend his original four-year tenure to lead the orchestra until 2019, parallel to his work with Chicago’s Lyric Opera and the Toronto and BBC symphony orchestras.”
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has announced that Sir Andrew Davis has renewed to 2019. Andrew, 71, holds parallel jobs as music director at Chicago Lyric Opera and emeritus at the Royal Liverpool Phil.
When the Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera announce they’re going to grubstake a production, you wouldn’t be at all surprised that they have chosen a classic American work. Show More Summary
Chicago’s Lyric Opera will kick off its new season with the 15th annual “Stars of... The post Stars of Lyric Opera concert set for Millennium Park appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
Ng Siew Eng has resigned as general manager of Singapore Lyric Opera after almost ten years in the job. Apparently the company is cutting back from two productions a year to one.
Opera Magazine confirms a rumor I'd already heard: Les Troyens, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Fall, 2016, Brandon Jovanovich.
Thanks to an invite from Grateful Dead icon Mickey Hart, Lyric Opera's resident creative consultant/guru and legendary singer Renee Fleming was invited to sit on stage for one of the Dead's final concerts at Soldier Field. The post Star sightings: Renee Fleming, Perry Ferrell, Michael Pena appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
Single tickets for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming 61st season are now on sale at... The post Lyric Opera’s single tickets for 2016-16 season on sale today appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
"In a sudden, stunning, and largely unexplained change in procedure, Lyric Opera of Chicago has opted not to release any details of its financial performance for FY2015 that ended yesterday."
Berlioz' "Les Troyens" -- a five-hour epic opera after Virgil's "Aeneid" with touches of Homer, Shakespeare and music like none ever written before for the lyric stage -- is the grandest French opera. Every performance is an occasio...
Photo by Cybele Malinowski Australian beatmaker Harley Streten, aka Flume, has released the video for "Some Minds", a new collaborative track featuring vocals and lyrics from Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt. The clip, directed by Clemens Habicht, offers an eerie, inside look at the Sydney Opera House after hours. Show More Summary
Larry Johnson has good tidings from Chicago. Renee Fleming will continue as Lyric Opera’s creative consultant through 2017. Among other things, the soprano and national treasure is launching a ‘multi-year, multi-faceted project’ to nurture young voices. Chicago’s fairy godmother
General director Anthony Freud announced today that Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended its agreement with soprano Renée Fleming to serve as its creative consultant for the next two years. The post Renee Fleming extends her tenure as “creative consultant” for Lyric Opera appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
By Kyle MacMillan | For the Sun-Times In a classical-music scene starved for mainstream attention, pianist... The post Lang Lang up to his usual abilities, excesses in Lyric Opera concert appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
The who, what, when, where, and why. Last night, the food world's best and brightest descended upon Chicago's Lyric Opera House for the James Beard Awards. For first time in its 25 years, the awards were not held in New York City. Though...Show More Summary
Watch it here. Tonight at 6 p.m. CST, the James Beard Awards will be broadcast live from the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. This evening's ceremony honors food and beverage professionals in the restaurant and chef categories (see the complete list of the 2015 finalists here); the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were announced last week. Show More Summary
Follow along! Ea ter's continuous James Beard Award coverage from the Lyric Opera of Chicago starts now! The Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America and this is the first time it has been held in the Windy City. Show More Summary
The board chairman said in a statement, “Lyric Opera of Kansas City is reorganizing along the lines of standard industry structure for the purpose of improved effectiveness and efficiency in our operation and has eliminated the position of artistic director. Lyric Opera of Kansas City today announces the departure of Artistic Director Ward Holmquist. We […]