Archive for February, 2012

“Bel Canto,” a new opera based on Patchett novel, to premiere at Lyric Opera in 2015

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The opera that Renée Fleming, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s …

Feb 28, 2012
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Luca Pisaroni’s passion for music leads to a Lyric Opera debut in “Rinaldo”

It wasn’t exactly the future that bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni dreamed of …

Feb 27, 2012
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Kraemer, Music of the Baroque serve up an array of lesser-known treasures

One of the pleasures of Baroque music affairs is the possibility …

Feb 27, 2012
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CSO delivers imaginative theatrical take on masterworks of Schoenberg and Stravinsky

On Saturday night, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra offered an evening not …

Feb 26, 2012
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Haymarket Opera offers fascinating time travel with charmingly retro “Orphee”

The Haymarket Opera Company managed to sell out both weekend performances …

Feb 25, 2012
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French conductor strikes sparks in CSO debut

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has returned from what by all accounts …

Feb 24, 2012
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Strange mix of music and shadow puppetry in “Fjords” proves mesmerizing

There’s a sense of natural fit between the sleekly modern Poetry …

Feb 24, 2012
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Critic’s Choice

UPDATE: With its two scheduled performances nearly sold out, Haymarket Opera …

Feb 22, 2012
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Grant Park Music Festival to offer two choral world premieres in 78th season

The Grant Park Music Festival’s 78th season will offer two world …

Feb 22, 2012
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Andsnes displays daunting if cool command in well-balanced program

Blessed with a sterling technical arsenal, Leif Ove Andsnes is one …

Feb 21, 2012
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