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2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

"In a sudden, stunning, and largely unexplained change in procedure, Lyric Opera of Chicago has opted not to release any details of its financial performance for FY2015 that ended yesterday."

S.F. Opera makes an epic effort with 'Les Troyens'

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Berlioz' "Les Troyens" -- a five-hour epic opera after Virgil's "Aeneid" with touches of Homer, Shakespeare and music like none ever written before for the lyric stage -- is the grandest French opera. Every performance is an occasio...

Flume and Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt Invade the Sydney Opera House for "Some Minds" Video

Photo by Cybele Malinowski Australian beatmaker Harley Streten, aka Flume, has released the video for "Some Minds", a new collaborative track featuring vocals and lyrics from Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt. The clip, directed by Clemens Habicht, offers an eerie, inside look at the Sydney Opera House after hours. Show More Summary

High notes: Renee renews

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Larry Johnson has good tidings from Chicago. Renee Fleming will continue as Lyric Opera’s creative consultant through 2017. Among other things, the soprano and national treasure is launching a ‘multi-year, multi-faceted project’ to nurture young voices. Chicago’s fairy godmother

Renee Fleming extends her tenure as “creative consultant” for Lyric Opera

General director Anthony Freud announced today that Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended its agreement with soprano Renée Fleming to serve as its creative consultant for the next two years. The post Renee Fleming extends her tenure as “creative consultant” for Lyric Opera appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Lang Lang up to his usual abilities, excesses in Lyric Opera concert

By Kyle MacMillan | For the Sun-Times In a classical-music scene starved for mainstream attention, pianist... The post Lang Lang up to his usual abilities, excesses in Lyric Opera concert appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

2015 James Beard Awards Afterparties: Glassware Shortages, Funny Shoes, & Crowds Galore

The who, what, when, where, and why. Last night, the food world's best and brightest descended upon Chicago's Lyric Opera House for the James Beard Awards. For first time in its 25 years, the awards were not held in New York City. Though...Show More Summary

Watch the 2015 James Beard Awards Livestream

Watch it here. Tonight at 6 p.m. CST, the James Beard Awards will be broadcast live from the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. This evening's ceremony honors food and beverage professionals in the restaurant and chef categories (see the complete list of the 2015 finalists here); the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were announced last week. Show More Summary

James Beard Awards 2015: The Eater Liveblog

Follow along! Ea ter's continuous James Beard Award coverage from the Lyric Opera of Chicago starts now! The Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America and this is the first time it has been held in the Windy City. Show More Summary

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Fires Artistic Director, Eliminates His Position

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The board chairman said in a statement, “Lyric Opera of Kansas City is reorganizing along the lines of standard industry structure for the purpose of improved effectiveness and efficiency in our operation and has eliminated the position of artistic director. Lyric Opera of Kansas City today announces the departure of Artistic Director Ward Holmquist. We […]

James Beard Awards 2015: Here’s Who Should Win

The 2015 James Beard Awards, considered the highest honor among restaurant and culinary professionals, will be handed out on Monday during a ceremony in the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Here now, a look at who Eater thinks should take home...Show More Summary

How to run an opera without an artistic director

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Lyric Opera of Kansas City thinks it can, firing Ward Holmquist after 17 years in charge. Statement from the chairman, Kenneth Hager: ‘Lyric Opera of Kansas City is reorganizing along the lines of standard industry structure for the purpose of improved effectiveness and efficiency in our operation and has eliminated the position of artistic director. […]

Beard awards draws nation's restaurant critics. Where will they eat?

If you were a hungry restaurant critic flying into Chicago for arguably the biggest culinary event of the year, where would you eat? Over the next few days, the James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony at the Lyric Opera's Civic OperaShow More Summary

Lyric Opera names Ormesher new president-elect

David T. Ormesher, a Lyric Opera of Chicago board member since 2012 who serves on several board committees, has been named the company’s president-elect, effective immediately.

Beard Awards: Catch a glimpse of the celebration

They keep calling it the Oscars of the culinary world, and indeed, the James Beard Awards gala this weekend borrows touchstones of glamour, a setting at the Lyric Opera's majestic Civic Opera House, gown- and black tie-clad nominees and even a long red carpet.

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

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