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Watch Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale sing 'If I Loved You'

This week’s Showcase — our longest ever — is Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale from  Lyric Opera’s “Carousel.”

The James Beard Awards Will Stay in Chicago Through 2017

Fireworks at Lake Michigan. On May 4, the James Beard Foundation will hold its annual Chef Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago — the first time ever that the ceremony is outside of New York. Rahm Emanuel must feel quite confident that it'll be a success: He announced today that the show will return to Chicago in both 2016 and 2017. Show More Summary

Chicago theaters receive large grant for audience-building

The Goodman Theatre, Lyric Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Victory Gardens Theater are among twenty-six national recipients of a $52 million dollar grant, it was announced on Wednesday.

Four major Chicago arts organizations receive Wallace Foundation grants to study audience building

Four Chicago performing arts organizations — the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre and Lyric Opera Chicago — are among 26 such entitites nationwide selected to receive the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s...Show More Summary

A Transcendent Carousel at Lyric Opera

Unlike Guys and Dolls or The Music Man, Carousel isn't a show that can simply rest on the strengths of its material. While a good number of classic musicals can lean on their score and inner charms to suffice for a pleasurable evening,...Show More Summary

The dark rotations of Lyric Opera’s “Carousel”

Rodgers and Hammerstein 's "Carousel" is the musical that takes us for a spin around the dark side of the American dream. And the new Lyric Opera production of this 1945 Broadway classic — a show whose score is widely familiar even if...Show More Summary

The brass ring for Lyric's 'Carousel' is Broadway

Will "Carousel," which opens Saturday night, be the first of the Lyric Opera of Chicago spring musicals to transfer to Broadway? Revivals being high-risk endeavors, it would have to be a really nice clambake over on Wacker Drive for that to happen. The show's director, Rob Ashford, bats away...

‘Carousel’ ready to spin at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The enduring grandeur and brilliance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musicals hardly needs further explanation. “Oklahoma!,”... The post ‘Carousel’ ready to spin at Lyric Opera of Chicago appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

A Starkeeper is born: Tony Roberts set for celestial role in Lyric Opera’s ‘Carousel’

For veteran Broadway and film actor Tony Roberts, arriving in Chicago to take on the... The post A Starkeeper is born: Tony Roberts set for celestial role in Lyric Opera’s ‘Carousel’ appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Opera, mariachi blend smoothly in Lyric’s ‘El Pasado’

BY KYLE MACMILLAN | FOR THE SUN-TIMES It might be hard to imagine the words... The post Opera, mariachi blend smoothly in Lyric’s ‘El Pasado’ appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Oleg Bryjak, performed at Lyric Opera, is among the casualties of Germanwings plane crash

Among the passengers of the Germanwings plane that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps were... The post Oleg Bryjak, performed at Lyric Opera, is among the casualties of Germanwings plane crash appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Hits, misses dot the Rising Stars landscape for Lyric Opera’s Ryan Center concert

BY KYLE MACMILLAN | FOR THE SUN-TIMES To have a shot at a professional career... The post Hits, misses dot the Rising Stars landscape for Lyric Opera’s Ryan Center concert appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'

With 10 performances remaining before Lyric Opera closes out its primary season, the company is finding that even a standard crowd-pleaser such as "Tosca" can no longer be relied upon to sell out the 3,400-seat Civic Opera House — hence the blizzard of ads heralding the return of the...

More casting announced for Lyric's 'Carousel'

More casting was announced on Wednesday for Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II”s musical “Carousel.”

The art of ‘Bel Canto’

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca is sure that you will be as thrilled as Creative Consultant Renée Fleming over the 2015-2016 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Serious Ballers Get Their Wine At The Lyric Opera Wine Auction

Get out your evening gown or spruce up your tux because the Lyric Opera of Chicago Wine Auction is this weekend. [ more › ]

Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and dramatic thrills of this great opera that even...

Jenn Gambatese joins Lyric's 'Carousel'

More key casting was announced for Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel” on Thursday.

Laura Osnes joins Lyric's 'Carousel'

Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel” will boast some top-drawer Broadway talent.

Let’s make it regal

4 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Having heard a bit of the opening night broadcast and read some decidedly mixed reviews, I was totally unprepared for the remarkable performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena that I attended on December 15 at Chicago Lyric Opera.

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