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  • antikitschychick: Thanks for the info Lohenfal. I think I will try and get student rush tix as Marshie suggested but I’ll call the... 12:29 AM
  • Lohenfal: Anti, there are a few seats left in the Family Circle for Mar. 5. Actually, there are quite a lot of more expensive seats... 12:17 AM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Why Netrebko cancel? Did she get sic? 11:59 PM
  • steveac10: Would I like to see Charles Castronovo or Alek Shrader sing Tamino in their boxers (or let’s go for broke, tighty... 11:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: Yesss I’m going to try and catch it on March 5th since I will be in NY for a moot court competition :-).... 10:53 PM
  • DerLeiermann: I admit I wouldn’t mind stripping some Taminos down to their boxers… regularly or otherwise. 10:44 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Ciao manoucee, mille grazie, unfortunately they did not include the divine Sei tu che piangi, I am obsessed, I must have... 8:55 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Nice to hear from you chikita querida! Oh you must see it in the house, forget about HD, she must be heard live!, one of... 8:43 PM

By Jehovah!

When Maestro Carlo Rizzi lifted his baton and began leading the Lyric Opera Orchestra in a stirring, detailed account of the overture to Nabucco, the electrified audience knew we were in for an exciting evening of music making.  And indeed we were.  Verdi’s third opera and his first big success requires a cast of powerful, full throated singers with a wide range and great stamina.  On Saturday night at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, we certainly had them.  Read more »

Written on the wind

UPDATE: I am now rushing to make a 3:00 flight. Details of the press conference cannot be divulged until 2:00 PM CST. Check back here at parterre for the tidings!   Read more »

Dangerous liaisons

There was a certain frisson in the air entering Chicago Lyric Opera last night, and not just in anticipation of attending the world premiere of a new work by Jimmy Lopez (music) and Nilo Cruz (libretto), Bel Canto.  Particularly for those who read Ann Patchett’s splendid novel on which the opera is based, there was a certain sense of danger at attending an opera about a terrorist attack and hostage-taking.   Read more »

Merry Widow

Where have all the bubbles gone?

As a whole, the evening seemed forced and a bit dispiriting.

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bel canto

War paint

“From drab to fab!”

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Freud

Freud Schaden

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ticket sale income decreased by almost $3 million between FY 2014 and FY 2015.

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Wozzeck 2

Hell on wheels

Absent from Chicago Lyric Opera’s repertory for 21 years, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck came roaring into town on Sunday afternoon in a stunning new production by Sir David McVicar.

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Cenerentola

Mice mice baby

This “new-to-Chicago” production is a sheer pleasure from beginning to end.

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chicago

Pop! Six! Squish! Uh-uh!

“In a sudden, stunning, and largely unexplained change in procedure, Lyric Opera of Chicago has opted not to release any details of its financial performance for FY2015 that ended yesterday.”

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Renee Overjoyed

The art of ‘Bel Canto’

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.

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