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Wow factor

Sippen und Hunde ruft er zusammen

Sippen und Hunde ruft er zusammen.

At the end of the stunning Act One of last night’s opening of Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago, I had a most remarkable experience. Audience members around me began saying “Wow!” out loud.  Read more »

Plus a little jest

Verdi’s Rigoletto returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago on Saturday night in a “new-to-Chicago” production seen previously in San Francisco. It was a rousing performance both musically and dramatically, featuring glorious performances in the three leading roles and potent, portentous playing by the Lyric Opera Orchestra under Marco ArmiliatoRead more »

You were dead, you know

Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its 2017-18 season on Saturday evening with a new production of Gluck’s Orphee et Eurydice in the 1774 Paris version. A co-production with Los Angeles Opera and Staatsoper Hamburg, the production marks the first collaboration between Lyric and the Joffrey Ballet, whose members performed the extensive dance passages that were expanded for the Paris version.  Read more »

Fair game

Only the grand forces of Lyric Opera could bring such power and life to this production of My Fair Lady.

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Just duet

Lyric Opera of Chicago presented a highly anticipated joint recital featuring tenor Lawrence Brownlee, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and accompanist Craig Terry.

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Les feuilles mortes

Lyric Opera of Chicago concluded its 2016-17 season with a spellbinding and wonderfully sung production of Tchaikovsky’s familiar Eugene Onegin

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Occult following

Radvanovsky delivered a vocal and histrionic performance that should be the gold standard Norma for years.

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Jesus Christ! Superstars?

LOC will offer a winning combination of uninspired repertoire and soporific casting.

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Winning streak

Like our beloved Cubs, Chicago Lyric Opera is in the midst of a championship season.

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Troy story

Lyric Opera of Chicago rose to the challenges mightily in its first-ever performance of Les Troyens.

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