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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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melba

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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madonna

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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