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Oleg Bryjak, performed at Lyric Opera, is among the casualties of Germanwings plane crash

Among the passengers of the Germanwings plane that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps were... The post Oleg Bryjak, performed at Lyric Opera, is among the casualties of Germanwings plane crash appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Hits, misses dot the Rising Stars landscape for Lyric Opera’s Ryan Center concert

BY KYLE MACMILLAN | FOR THE SUN-TIMES To have a shot at a professional career... The post Hits, misses dot the Rising Stars landscape for Lyric Opera’s Ryan Center concert appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'

With 10 performances remaining before Lyric Opera closes out its primary season, the company is finding that even a standard crowd-pleaser such as "Tosca" can no longer be relied upon to sell out the 3,400-seat Civic Opera House — hence the blizzard of ads heralding the return of the...

More casting announced for Lyric's 'Carousel'

More casting was announced on Wednesday for Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II”s musical “Carousel.”

The art of ‘Bel Canto’

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca is sure that you will be as thrilled as Creative Consultant Renée Fleming over the 2015-2016 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Serious Ballers Get Their Wine At The Lyric Opera Wine Auction

Get out your evening gown or spruce up your tux because the Lyric Opera of Chicago Wine Auction is this weekend. [ more › ]

Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and dramatic thrills of this great opera that even...

Jenn Gambatese joins Lyric's 'Carousel'

More key casting was announced for Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel” on Thursday.

Laura Osnes joins Lyric's 'Carousel'

Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel” will boast some top-drawer Broadway talent.

Let’s make it regal

3 months 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

4 months agoNews : 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

4 months agoNews : 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

4 months 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

5 months agoInternet / Blogging : Copyblogger

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.

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