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  • Milady DeWinter: Well I heard Devia’s Lucia at the Met years back and it was wonderful. True, the voice didn’t quite ping... 2:00 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thank you indeed for the Jessica Pratt “Lucia” ; coloraturafan. She is fast rising to the top of my list of... 1:57 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Yay, Gheorghiu’s MET Tosca will be broadcast live on Sirius on 2 November! Meanwhile, a gown from her Sydney concert of... 1:43 PM
  • chicagoing: Looking forward to hearing/seeing Mr. Brownlee in La Cenerentola here on Saturday night oppposite Isabel Leonard. Reviews have... 1:37 PM
  • Laura Amorosa: I am not trying to protect anybody. I am not sure exactly what “protection& #8221; means in this context. I am glad... 1:21 PM
  • semira mide: Considering the track record of La Donna del Lago productions in the last 10 years perhaps a concert version is a good... 1:19 PM
  • kashania: Grim: We had Alek Shrader here in Barbieri last season and I had a similar impression. He sang well and (especially in the... 11:45 AM
  • kashania: What La Cieca said. In U.S. (especially expensive cities like NYC), $1.6 for the CEO of an arts institution is par for the... 11:40 AM

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.” [Chicago Business Journal]

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 »

chicago the success

How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

Worried about the future of opera in America? Don’t be!

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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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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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