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, [...]
Tags: Diva on Detour IMDb opera Patricia Racette Cabaret Patricia Racette is an opera superstar who has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, and Lyric Opera of Chicago just to name a few. This June she will be making her debut at the New York Philharmonic. Show More Summary
YouTube sing-alongs are the best, and the ‘YouTube Lyrics’ browser extension makes singing along to your favorite music videos incredibly easy. Just add the extension on Chrome, Firefox or Opera and it will automatically show you the...Show More Summary
The last time you could see a significant production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" in Chicago was more than 20 years ago, when a touring company played the old Civic Theatre, now used by the Lyric Opera as a rehearsal space. Show More Summary
YouTube has become a go-to location for listening to music — you get the video as well, but many of us just leave that in the background and listen while we work or surf. However, sometimes we all want to know exactly what the artist said and it can be difficult to decipher. Now there [...]Show More Summary
I have a nose for nihilism. I can smell a nihilist a mile away. Years ago, when I first read the libretto of Die Meistersinger, I thought I detected the odor of nihilism around Hans Sachs, particularly in his famous monologue on Wahn. Show More Summary
The most striking phrase coined by Leo Strauss is reduction ad Hitlerum. In National Right and History, Strauss argues that Max Weber's teaching about values leads to nihilism. Just as he begins to make this argument, Strauss observes:"... Show More Summary
The fire-breathing stilt walker who was badly burned during a rehearsal performance at the Lyric Opera has been cleared to return to work as an understudy. [ more › ]
This is a new production. The set and costumes were designed by Vicki Mortimer's sets and costumes are majestic, moving us from cathedral to neighborhood street to cobbler house to townsquare. Mortimer uses the same framework, including a magnificent ceiling with a floral carving, in multiple scenes for town unity. (read more...)
Actor Wesley Daniel was released from the hospital on Thursday, days after his face and head caught fire during a dress rehearsal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. [ more › ]
The announcement of the 2013-2014 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago is not good news at all.
A performer with Lyric Opera of Chicago suffered serious burns Monday afternoon when his face went up in flames during a dress rehearsal of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” at the Civic Opera House in Chicago.