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A Buoyant Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

Loudoun County community events

Events include Loudoun Lyric Opera’s “The Barber of Seville,” the Capitol Steps and a bird walk.

Review: The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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....)

Review: Wozzeck (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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...)

The Metropolitan Opera Sings Its Support For France With The French National Anthem

“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's 'Merry Widow' gets rolling in final two acts

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...

Freud Schaden

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

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.

Hell on wheels

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

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.

Review: Lyric Opera stages new production of 'Wozzeck'

"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...

The machinery of death looms large in Lyric Opera’s ‘Wozzeck’

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

Tax on tickets to Lyric Opera and the CSO? Not for now.

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.…

I am a Bad Person.

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:

The Boston Lyric Opera Is Looking For A Good New Home

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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 […]

Boston Lyric Opera Begins Search for New Home

The Boston Lyric Opera is leaving the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

Review: The Marriage of Figaro (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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....)

News: ‘Twilight’, San Francisco, Gay Board Gamers, Doritos, Bernie Sanders

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

> Stephanie Meyer wrote a gender-swapped version of Twilight.  > Nick Carter will make you feel that Backstreet’s back alright on DWTS. > John Stamos, Julianne Moore and James Corden turn Taylor Swift’s lyrics into a soap opera:… The post News: ‘Twilight’, San Francisco, Gay Board Gamers, Doritos, Bernie Sanders appeared first on Towleroad.

Watch: Taylor Swift Soap Opera, With James Corden, Julianne Moore, and John Stamos

2 months agoLGBT / Gay :

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:

Watch Julianne Moore and John Stamos Perform a Soap Opera Using Only Taylor Swift Lyrics

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

Julianne Moore and John Stamos Star in Taylor Swift-Themed Soap Opera and It’s Everything

Taylor Swift lyrics make for the perfect soap opera drama, and we're obsessed. More » Julianne Moore and John Stamos Star in Taylor Swift-Themed Soap Opera and It’s Everything is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Watch John Stamos, Julianne Moore and James Corden Star in a Taylor Swift Soap Opera

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

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