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Let’s make it regal

12 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Having heard a bit of the opening night broadcast and read some decidedly mixed reviews, I was totally unprepared for the remarkable performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena that I attended on December 15 at Chicago Lyric Opera.

Adina Aaron performs 'Summertime' from 'Porgy and Bess'

This Theater Loop Showcase video is soprano Adina Aaron from “Porgy and Bess” at Lyric Opera.

‘O Little Town of Ferguson’: NYC carolers serenade shoppers with revamped Christmas classics

last weekNews : The Raw Story

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amid a sea of holiday shoppers, about 30 protesters, among them professional opera singers, gathered on Sunday in midtown New York to sing Christmas carols modified with lyrics lamenting recent cases of police violence against African American males. The event, which drew...

Carolers in New York tweak classics to protest police violence

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amid a sea of holiday shoppers, about 30 protesters, among them professional opera singers, gathered on Sunday in midtown New York to sing Christmas carols modified with lyrics lamenting recentShow More Summary

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

3 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

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

3 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

5 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

6 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 › ]

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