They approve - especially of the musicals and renting out the house.
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 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...
Lyric Opera of Chicago concluded its 2016-17 season with a spellbinding and wonderfully sung production of Tchaikovsky’s familiar Eugene Onegin.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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
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 […]
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...
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...
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 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 […]
The dialogue is Kanye West lyrics.
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 [...]
Giovanni Ribisi also appears, and Cranston has some trouble differentiating Drake from Kanye.
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,” [...]
Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, and Giovanni Ribisi turn Kanye lyrics into a 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