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  • manou: Relevant tweet: “Plácido Domingo apparently opening LA Opera season singing Gianni Schicchi.... 3:42 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Here is a special song for Camille. http://gallica.bnf .fr/ark:/12148/bpt 6k11624944/f1... 3:29 AM
  • Krunoslav: Has anyone else pointed out that Tanovistki will remain “ill” on Thursday? 12:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: One can try: “overvibrato ed’; ‘lacking in the needed verbal nuance”.... 12:28 AM
  • Satisfied: Or Ana Maria Martinez in Butterfly….h mmmm. 12:04 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Not to be a contrarian Kruno but why do you take these kinds of promotional articles seriously?... 12:04 AM
  • mia apulia: goodness 12:02 AM
  • Satisfied: NY TIMES on Met cancellations. http://artsbeat.bl ogs.nytimes.com/20 15/01/27/when-t... 11:58 PM
  • Bill: Camille – Cotrubas was extraordinarily vulnerable on stage (not only as Violetta) but so... 11:38 PM
  • mia apulia: I absolutely refuse to watch one more clip from this awful show, I am done being open minded 11:38 PM

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 »

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: “The Magic Victrola is a brand-new presentation created for families with children ages 5-10…. While playing in their grandparents’ attic, two children discover a mysterious trunk filled with costumes, props, opera albums, and a beautiful vintage record player. What happens when they start to listen to the music? Scenes from beloved operas—including Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Bizet’s Carmen—magically come to life!” Read more »

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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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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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Wack on Wacker

The announcement of the 2013-2014 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago is not good news at all.

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