Ooh-la-la! As John Oliver mentioned in response to the recent attacks on France's capital, Paris will endure - largely due to its rich culture and passionate people. And the delightful comic operetta by Hungarian composer Franz Lehár,...Show More Summary
Events include Loudoun Lyric Opera’s “The Barber of Seville,” the Capitol Steps and a bird walk.
Lyric Opera's sumptuous production of The Merry Widow is a wondrous spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears, and a great holiday treat for Chicago. Highly Recommended! (read Jacob Davis' entire review....)
Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck seems to suggest that cruelty is a slope humanity is inclined to slide down even as our better natures try to prevail. It’s an uncompromising and important artistic statement executed brilliantly by director Sir David McVicar and Lyric Opera. Highly Recommended! (read John Olson's entire review...)
“Inserts with the anthem’s lyrics were placed into the programs, and members of the audience rose to their feet, and some sang along, as the Met’s chorus, principal singers and some members of the company’s staff gathered together on stage and sang ‘La Marseillaise,’ with the Act I set of the church of Sant’Andrea della […]
Lyric Opera probably didn't need another new production of "The Merry Widow" so soon after its 2009 Gary Griffin staging of the beloved Franz Lehar operetta. Still, with a lavish, relatively new Metropolitan Opera production starring Lyric's creative consultant and resident superstar, soprano Renee...
Lyric Opera of Chicago's newly-released financial reports for fiscal year 2015 reveal the company's ticket sale income decreased by almost $3 million between FY 2014 and FY 2015.
Absent from Chicago Lyric Opera’s repertory for 21 years, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck came roaring into town on Sunday afternoon in a stunning new production by Sir David McVicar.
"Wozzeck" Lyric Opera of Chicago Four stars (out of four) Like a grim, silent sentry, a monument to the victims of World War I looms upstage in Scottish director David McVicar's stark and wrenching new production of Alban Berg's "Wozzeck" at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Protruding from the bronze shroud...
Sick, sick, sick. And a musical drama that just might be the most intimate and chillingly prophetic anatomy of 20th century manifestations of human cruelty, suffering and experimentation. Alban Berg's opera, "Wozzeck," which debuted in 1925, and is based on an unfinished play by George Buchner penned nearly a century earlier, is not for the meek. Show More Summary
Chicago’s laws can be confusing, even to the folks who make them. And in a city scraping for pennies to stay afloat, a pair of grand palaces of culture can attract attention. Like glittering Fabergé eggs, just sitting there looking rich.…
As you can tell from my tweets to Lyric Opera of Chicago, which will stage an opera based on Ann Patchett's novel Bel Canto shortly:
“Punctuating a week of high drama on the city’s performing-arts scene, Boston Lyric Opera has decided that it will not renew its lease at the Citi Shubert Theatre, its home for nearly two decades. Next fall it will move its productions to a temporary venue, one yet to be announced. This is a seismic development […]
The Boston Lyric Opera is leaving the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.
As sumptuous as a wedding cake, Shakespeare veteran Barbara Gaines has put a new spin on this traditional crowd-pleaser. Mozart’s enduring music creates the focal point around which Gaines has crafted a new production that preemptively rebuffs any potential claims by a new generation that opera is ‘stodgy.’ (read Clint May's entire review....)
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It's no secret that Taylor Swift lyrics tend to verge on the melodramatic, a fact that James Corden realized lends itself well to that celebrated genre of soap operas. For his Late Late Night Show, Corden enlisted the help of Julianne Moore and John Stamos. The result is the over the top, glass shattering breakup scene we've always wanted. Watch below:
Ryan Adams has gotten to share his reinterpretation of Taylor Swift songs with the world, and following that, Father John Misty shared (then unshared) a seeming spoof reinterpretation of Adams’ reinterpretation. …Read More
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We already know how great Taylor Swift's lyrics are set to her sick beats, but who knew her lyrics also made perfect soap opera dialogue? On Monday's The Late Late Show, Julianne Moore, John Stamos and James Corden teamed up for TheShow More Summary