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

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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 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 […]

The Bold and the Lyrical, A Soap Opera Written Using Only Kanye West Lyrics

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Late Late Show sketch “The Bold and the Lyrical” is a soap opera written using only Kanye West lyrics. The scene stars Bryan Cranston, Giovanni Ribisi, Reggie Watts, and host James Corden as they compete for the love of Jessica Biel. James, Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi battle over Jessica Biel’s heart in a […]

Bryan Cranston & James Corden Fight Over Jessica Biel In Kanye West-Inspired Soap Opera Scene! Watch!

We ain't saying Jessica Biel's a gold digger… but she plays a convincing one in James Corden's funny Kanye West-themed soap opera! The Late Late Show aired another installment of the lyrical soap opera series on Thursday night, with the latest scene containing dialogue only found in songs by The Life of Pablo rapper! (Well, except [...]

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel & James Corden Star In Hilarious Kanye West Soap Opera!

Bryan Cranston, Giovanni Ribisi and James Corden battle for Jessica Biel‘s heart in this hilarious Late Late Show with James Corden sketch! In the sketch called “The Bold and the Lyrical,” the three guys confess their love for Jessica, 34, only using dialogue comprised completely of Kanye West lyrics, from songs like “Fade,” “Monster,” “Heartless,” [...]

Watch Bryan Cranston and Jessica Biel Get Melodramatic in This Epic Kanye West Musical

Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, and Giovanni Ribisi turn Kanye lyrics into a soap opera

Bryan Cranston & Jessica Biel Star In James Corden’s Spoof Kanye West Soap Opera

It’s the latest installment of James Corden’s The Bold and the Beautiful spoof. Corden, Sneaky Pete’s Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi battle for Jessica Biel’s heart in a soap opera parody comprised entirely of Kanye West lyrics. Cranston...Show More Summary

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