Top Ten Performances of 2018

1. Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Lyric Opera.

Mozart’s final collaboration …

Dec 24, 2018
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Opera Atelier to make Chicago debut with French Baroque double bill

The many masters of Baroque music—composers who flourished throughout Europe between …

Nov 12, 2018
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At a career height, Matthew Polenzani is still looking for new paths to explore

“Are you kidding me?”

Matthew Polenzani’s answer is instantaneous and heartfelt. …

Oct 16, 2018
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Composer Missy Mazzoli hopes to bring new voices to MusicNOW

By any measure, 2018 is already a banner year for American …

Oct 14, 2018
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Critic Picks for 2018-19 season

2018-19 is shaping up as one of the least adventurous seasons …

Aug 22, 2018
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Yes, celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. But what about other, better American composers?

If you’ve been living in an adjacent galaxy for the past …

Jul 11, 2018
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With best wishes and gratitude to John von Rhein on his retirement

This is the final week on the music beat for John …

Jun 25, 2018
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Resonant Bodies Festival to bring array of experimental vocal music to Chicago

The phrase “resonant bodies” can mean many things—the sound of two …

Apr 04, 2018
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Tenor Prégardien to light a path through Schubert’s darkest lieder

Christoph Prégardien is on a rare American tour, which will bring …

Feb 13, 2018
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COT to take a walk on the Gothic side with “Elizabeth Cree”

On some level, every opera is a fantasy. After all, most …

Feb 07, 2018
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