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  • Krunoslav: Ja, these tiresome provincials at the ends of the civilized Earth can scarcely expect Important... 2:12 AM
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  • Feldmarschallin: Two single performances isolated and that in the middle of the harsh winter in America and... 1:34 AM
  • vilbastarda: Yes, I was there, and felt the same: completely entrapped from the very first note. She is an... 12:46 AM
  • Camille: Oh dear, now I am really sorry I didn’t attend. 11:17 PM
  • Camille: Yes sir, WELL worth your time. It may require some diligence in digging up a libretto which is, I... 11:13 PM
  • Belfagor: Yes, she held us from the very first notes of the ‘Mort d’Ophelie 217;. Interesting... 11:11 PM
  • Camille: I was not there but a fairly famous parterrian correspondent had intention of attending, and may be... 11:05 PM
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The art of ‘Bel Canto’

La Cieca is sure that you will be as thrilled as Creative Consultant Renée Fleming (pictured) over the 2015-2016 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago, which offers a repertoire running the gamut from The Merry Widow to The King and I.

Let’s make it regal

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.  Read more »

How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

Worried about the future of opera in America? Don’t be! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s most recent crowing press release outlines a simple method by which any opera company can stay in the black! Read more »

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The children’s hour

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.

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They’ve gone about as far as they can go

“Last year, Freud sold 80 percent of available seats during the 2012-13 Lyric Opera season.”

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zane

Sinking ship

Billy Zane, star of James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic and Broadway’s  Chicago,  cast as Captain von Trapp.”

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You’ll sometimes walk alone

Carousel – New Production/Lyric Opera Premiere. Denyce Graves; remaining cast TBA. Rob Fisher/conductor, Rob Ashford/director; remaining creative team TBA.”

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Out of Touch

In a press release that was obviously sent in 1985 and for some bizarre reason only just arrived an hour ago, Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the production of a new Ring cycle with Sir Andrew Davis conducting and David Pountney directing.

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With one look

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season will consist of Tannhäuser, The Passenger, Tosca, Porgy and Bess, Il Trovatore, Anna Bolena, Capriccio and Don Giovanni.

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Built in a day

“The La clemenza di Tito contract will be offered as a ‘Solo Dancer’ contract and requires 8 physically fit men…. The David McVicar production…”

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