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Marking ten years of CCR with a note of gratitude

It was ten years ago today that I launched Chicago Classical …

May 08, 2019
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Human drama to the fore in COT’s Chicago premiere of “Moby-Dick”

More than 150 years after Moby-Dick was published, successful adaptations of …

Apr 22, 2019
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CSO musicians, management need to end strike now–for the good of Chicago and themselves

Hopes were dashed once again when, after a long weekend of …

Apr 10, 2019
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A tragic expedition and a world premiere on tap in COT’s 2019-20 season

Chicago Opera Theater announced its 2019-20 season Wednesday evening, one that …

Mar 13, 2019
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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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