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With Mazzola’s contract extended through 2031, Lyric Opera’s 2024-25 season to bring “Fidelio,” “Rigoletto” and “Blue”’

Lyric Opera’s 2024-25 season will bring just four grand operas, two […]

Mar 12, 2024
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Music of the Baroque provides timely balm with Bach’s “St. John Passion”

The world is in chaos, wars rage around the globe, civil […]

Mar 12, 2024
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Bradley provides fleeting highlights in Lyric Opera’s grim, militaristic “Aida”

It has been 12 years since Lyric Opera last took the […]

Mar 10, 2024
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Hrůša returns and ignites CSO in music of Strauss, Lutosławski

This week’s concerts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launch a significant […]

Mar 08, 2024
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“Theodora,” “The Creation” and “Christmas Oratorio” highlight MOB’s 2024-25 season

Music of the Baroque will present three major choral works in […]

Mar 07, 2024
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Newberry Consort and friends take audience on engaging minstrel journey

The Newberry Consort has long been the venerable stalwart of Chicago’s early-music […]

Mar 02, 2024
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CSO hits the snooze button for transitional 2024-25 season

If anyone wants to know what the potential downside is of […]

Feb 28, 2024
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Illinois Philharmonic serves up high-stepping Gershwin and a Sierra premiere takes flight

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra continued its season Saturday night with the […]

Feb 25, 2024
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Lintu returns to CSO with iridescent Saariaho and satiric Shostakovich 

The two main works on this week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra program […]

Feb 24, 2024
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March 20

Lyric OperaVerdi: AidaMichelle Bradley, Russell Thomas, Jamie Barton,Reginald Smith Jr.; Enrique […]

Feb 21, 2024
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