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Lyric Opera's Porgy and Bess Has Plenty O' Plenty

The Lyric Opera’s vibrant production is a celebration of an American masterpiece. [ more › ]

A Gorgeously Epic Porgy & Bess @ The Lyric Opera

Eric Owens and Adina Aaron in Porgy & Bess. Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg. Porgy & Bess, the George Gershwin opera that premiered in 1935, is currently in production at The Lyric Opera of Chicago for a 13-show run that...

Check out the Lineup for Authority Rainmaker: Denver, May 13-15, 2015

The photo above is the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. It’s a world-class hall designed in the lyric style with acoustical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and clean sight lines, and it’s the venue for our second annual live conference — Authority Rainmaker. Show More Summary

Steven Pasquale will lead Lyric's 'Carousel'

The Broadway actor Steven Pasquale, recently a star of "Bridges of Madison County," is to play the role of the carnival barker Billy Bigelow in Rob Ashford's upcoming Lyric Opera of Chicago production of "Carousel," the Lyric announced Wednesday.Pasquale also is known for his work on the TV...

I’m In Love With My Tires

Did you catch the reference? Yup, to one of Queen’s album tracks that we know by heart from their greatest album, “A Night At The Opera.” “I’m In Love With My Car”…my favorite lyric is “string back gloves in my automolove”…how’d Roger Taylor come up with this stuff? And I can’t get the song out […] The post I’m In Love With My Tires appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

The Risk of YouTube Gurus: Killing the Social Side of the Platform

Remember this song released in 1979 by The Buggles? The main lyrics, “video killed the radio star,” were inspired by a Sci-Fi novel depicting a soundless world in which an opera singer was trying to survive.The analogy might seem absurd,...Show More Summary

An aria from 'Don Giovanni'

This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is soprano Marina Rebeka from “Don Giovanni,” currently in a new production directed by Goodman artistic director Robert Falls at Lyric Opera.

REVIEW: 'Capriccio' by Lyric Opera of Chicago

Renee Fleming has taken her time bringing one of her most celebrated operatic roles, Countess Madeleine in Richard Strauss' "Capriccio," to the company for which she serves as creative consultant.

Lyric opens season with riveting new 'Don Giovanni' ???½

It's easy to see what attracted Robert Falls to staging Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at Lyric Opera of Chicago. It's easy to see what attracted Robert Falls to staging Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Morning Docket: 09.15.14

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

“Operas can get pretty gory. I should have put that in my brief.” In the upcoming Supreme Court term, it looks like law clerks will have to educate their justices about the intricacies of rap music’s sometimes violent lyrics. [National Law Journal] The pay gap between equity and non-equity Biglaw partners is growing wider and wider. Show More Summary

Never too early

Building your perfect Khaleesi or King Joffrey ensemble just got a whole lot easier-the racks at Saturday's Lyric Opera costume sale will be fully stocked with doublets and regal gowns for purchase, as well more than 3,000 other Halloween-ready...Show More Summary

Lyric Opera Set To Host Costume Sale

On Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Lyric Opera of Chicago will open their doors for a massive costume sale, selling more than 3,000 costume pieces. [ more › ]

New Cultural Lenses to Create a Sustainable Future

Verona, Piazza delle Erbe Today I was passing by Verona, the city of Juliet and Romeo, the Roman arena hosting international opera and lyrical performances and hometown of Latin love poet Catullus. When entering the city, a big brown...Show More Summary

Pumeza Matshikiza - Voice of Hope

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Pumeza: Voice of Hope Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 24 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Debut recital from the young South African star, mixing opera with Miriam Makeba and traditional songs The South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has released her debut album on Decca. Show More Summary

The children’s hour

5 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Ever on the avant-garde, Lyric Opera of Chicago has embraced the cutting-edge technology of "phonography" as part of their effort to attract young audiences.

The Sound Of Music Is Alive At Lyric Opera

The Lyric Opera of Chicago spared no resource in mounting its magnificent production. [ more › ]

This is 'Sound of Music' on a grand scale, with a lovely Maria

THEATER REVIEW: "The Sound of Music" by the Lyric Opera In its second of four planned spring productions of classic musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the Lyric Opera of Chicago finds a sweet Alpine spot with director...Show More Summary

Hey, there’s a hoopster on my opera stage

7 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Our eye was caught by this stunning shot of Chicago Bull player Joakim Noah, taken by Todd Rosenberg on the stage of the Lyric Opera. Everything about the picture is as perfectly balanced as a striker leaping to score. We asked Todd to tell us how this session came about. Here’s his account: This is […]

Heard But Not Seen: A Memoir by Daniel Morganstern

My dear friend Daniel Morganstern, who recently retired as the principal cellist of the Chicago Lyric Opera, wrote a memoir about his 50-year career as experienced in large part from the principal cello "hot seat" of ballet and opera orchestras in New York and Chicago. Show More Summary

They’ve gone about as far as they can go

8 months agoArts : Parterre Box

"Last year, Freud sold 80 percent of available seats during the 2012-13 Lyric Opera season."

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