Top Ten Performances of 2019

1. Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Lyric Opera of Chicago. It didn’t look […]

Dec 23, 2019
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Rising conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley to make MOB debut

At a church north of Miami, the acclaimed conductor Patrick Dupré […]

Dec 16, 2019
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Opera checks all the boxes for COT’s Lidiya Yankovskaya

Some musicians discover their life’s calling as very young children sitting […]

Nov 13, 2019
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Ear Taxi Festival to return in 2020

The Ear Taxi Festival, which offered a feast of contemporary classical […]

Nov 11, 2019
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Heggie’s acclaimed “Dead Man Walking” to receive Lyric Opera debut

In the words of the Rolling Stones, you can’t always get […]

Oct 30, 2019
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Christian Gerhaher to explore the dark world of Mahler’s songs at UC

Musical partners now for over three decades, Christian Gerhaher and Gerold […]

Oct 21, 2019
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Prepping for Beethoven 250 birthday bash: A selective CD guide

“After Beethoven,” Benjamin Britten famously wrote, “came the rot.” He had […]

Sep 17, 2019
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Critic’s Choice for 2019-20

Collaborative Works Festival: “The Living.” September 5-8. The Collaborative Arts Institute […]

Aug 20, 2019
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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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