New York circa 1922. "Tiffany." The Metropolitan Opera lyric soprano Marie Tiffany. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.
"It was Thais, Massenet's marvelously dexterous lyric drama of passion, opera of writhings, opera that repels in its most tremendous moment, yet allures and conquers, that swept grand opera to a new night of triumph."
Opera diva Renee Fleming sang the 'Top 10 Opera Lyrics' last night on The Late Show and it was amazing! Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... (via jmg)
Singing the "top ten opera lyrics." Mandatory viewing.
So Christine Brewer has fired her agent at IMG for, the soprano says, "multi-booking" her next spring for The Sound of Music at Lyric Opera of Chicago and a concert gig with the St. Louis Symphony.
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s general director Anthony Freud announced today that two internationally acclaimed opera singers, American sopranos Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, have been cast for the new production and company premiere of The Sound of Music, to be presented next spring.
Gregory Carroll, a rising tenor who was engaged as cover at Chicago Lyric and the Metropolitan Opera, has died of a heart attack at his home in Des Moines. His recent engagements included Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Millerwith Chautauqua Opera and Puget Sound Opera, Canio in Pagliacci with Cleveland Opera and Spokane Opera, First Armed Man in Mozart’s Die [...]
The Lyric Opera's unprecedented effort this past season to make itself more generally relevant appears to have paid off. The company ended its 2012-13 season in the black.
Bruno Bartoletti has died one day short of his 87th birthday. Italian music company Maggio Musicale Fiorentino informed the Associated Press that he died in a Florence, Italy hospital on Sunday after a long illness. A wake and a funeral are already planned for Monday in the Florence suburb where the longtime musical director for [...]Show More Summary
Bruno Bartoletti, artistic director of the Lyric Opera in Chicago from 1964 to 1999 and conducted there perennially for more than half a century, has died in Florence, at the age of 86. Bartoletti, a guest at Glyndebourne, Salzburg, Covent Garden and the Met, was artistic director of the Maggio Musicale in Florence, 1985-91. [...]
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THEATER REVIEW: "Oklahoma" at Lyric Opera of Chicago ??? THEATER REVIEW: "Oklahoma" at Lyric Opera of Chicago ???... Early in "Oklahoma!" the 1943 masterpiece by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II now at the Lyric Opera of Chicago...
On Saturday night, the Lyric Opera of Chicago officially gets into the business of Broadway musicals.
Baltimore in Bloom.
The Austin Lyric Opera orchestra sounds better and better and the cast of singers is outstanding. We are privileged to enjoy a memorable production of Gounod’s Faust. All begins well. Faust has the opening of the opera to himself, and Jonathan Boyd sings beautifully and compels attention. The scene-stealer throughout is Mephistopheles, and Jamie Offenbach [...]
Tonight B o ston Lyric Opera opens a new production of Wagner 's The Flying Du t chman. Except that it isn't the opera as we know it: instead, it's an early version, set in S cotland. The production is directed by M ichael Cavenagh and...Show More Summary
We last heard David Lang's music when San Francisco Lyric Opera staged his Little Match Girl Passion at OCD Theater. [ more › ]
It seems that the year's performing arts theme is the old Italian tale, Othello, popularized by Shakespeare. Chicago Shakespeare Theater offered up their own remixed version a few weeks ago, the Lyric Opera has included a production in their...
(BY DOUG GEORGE) Second City is headed back to the opera in June; a performance this weekend at the UP Comedy Club will preview what's to come. "Improv & Arias: A Sneak Peek," from Second City and Lyric Opera Chicago, will be and evening of informal evening of sketches, opera performance and improvisation. It's 7 p.m. April 21 in the Piper's Alley venue at 230 W. North Ave.
It’s not the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where Riccardo Muti rules the roost. Nor the Lyric Opera, chief baton Andrew Davis. It’s the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, which has a new music director, the first change in 23 years. He is Scott Speck, 51. Among his bibliographic achievements he lists, as co-author, Classical Music for Dummies, Opera for Dummies, [...]