Overnight press release: CHICAGO (10/20/16) –Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced that, at its meeting earlier today, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to renew acclaimed general director Anthony Freud’s five year contract. Mr. Freud will continue to lead the organization as general director through the 2020/21 season. The unanimous decision by the Board of […]
Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor returned to Chicago Lyric Opera on Saturday evening.
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2016-17 season got off to an exciting start on Saturday night with Wagner’s Das Rheingold.
This is the way the world begins. On a darkened stage, lit by a single floor lamp. From the depths of the orchestra emerges the E flat major chord representing the rolling currents of the Rhine River. Life stirs. Three mute supernumeraries representing the Norns, or fates, fearfully deposit a golden...
The great German lyric tenor died in a domestic accident on 17 September 1966. He was weeks away from his 36th birthday and his Metropolitan Opera debut. Wunderlich’s final appearance was on September 4 at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.The pianist was Herbert Giesen. You may never hear a more heartfelt account of Schumann’s song, Ich […]
"Looking so crazy right now, your love"
On last night’s The Late Late Show With James Corden, the show’s guests Meg Ryan and Adam Scott appeared alongside Corden in a skit called “The Bold And The Lyrical,” a soap opera spoof which used various Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child lyrics for the majority of its dialogue. Only so far you can take a […]
On last night's 'The Late Late Show,' host James Corden proved that he's the ultimate Beyoncé fan. Continue reading…
On last night’s episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” Corden and guests Meg Ryan and Adam Scott did a sketch called “The Bold and the Lyrical.” It’s a mock soap opera, wherein the characters used only Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child lyrics to communicate. Show More Summary
On Monday night's Late Late Show, host James Corden presented another episode of his compelling soap opera The Bold and the Lyrical, this time starring Meg Ryan and Adam Scott and featuring dialogue consisting only of Beyoncé lyrics....Show More Summary
Monday's Late Late Show brought back the "pop lyrics as soap opera" format and borrowed the Queen's words. James Corden, Meg Ryan and Adam Scott acted out a scene in which Corden catches Ryan cheating on him with Leslie Knope's husband. Show More Summary
It’s not one of the world’s opera destinations, but Boston Lyric are turning a 40th anniversary to good use. Looks like they have defined a market hunk. Press release: Boston, MA — August 22, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today a multi-platform, regional recognition of […]
Graphic from Lyric Opera web site. I hope there will be a t-shirt. Found on the Lyric Opera of Chicago web site, some statistics, which I quote directly: More than 225 acclaimed singers, dancers. and musicians performing. Almost three...Show More Summary
Second City is all about expanding its reach lately. [ more › ]
Click Buy Tickets and you see this: Click one of those date links, scroll down, and.... For anyone needing a refresher, here are my personal reasons for going: Christine Goerke, Cassandre; Brandon Jovanovich, Énée; Sophie Koch, Didon; Lucas Meachem, Chorèbe; Christian Van Horn, Narbal; Okka von der Damerau, Anna.And the star of the show, Hector Berlioz.
Louis Andriessen is the great argumentative opera composer of our day. He argues with every convention of the lyric stage. He is, moreover, a master of operatic argument, which is the traditional term for plot in not just its narrative sense but also its moral, spiritual, political and temporal...
Five things to know today Last night, dozens of shiny new James Beard Awards were handed out to top notch restaurant industry professionals in a gala and ceremony held at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Catch up on all of the action...Show More Summary
It's almost like you're there 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 (2016 finalists); the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were announced last week. Show More Summary
The 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's local and national editors...Show More Summary
A musical comedy from Loudoun Lyric Opera and a National Weather Service open house.