Category: Lyric Opera

Review: Madama Butterfly (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Amanda Echalaz and MaryAnn McCormick star in Lyric Opera's "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Pccini, conducted by Marco Armiliato. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
       
Madama Butterfly 

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica 
Conducted by Marco Armiliato  
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 26  |  tickets: $64-$264   |  more info 
        
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October 20, 2013 | 3 Comments More

Review: Otello (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Johan Botha and Ana Maria Martinez star as Otello and Desdemona in Lyric Opera's "Otello" by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Ashley Dean, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. (photo by Dan Rest)        
      
Otello

Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Directed by Ashley Dean
Conducted by Bertrand de Billy 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Nov 2  |  tickets: $44-$264   |  more info
       
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October 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Second City Guide to the Opera (Second City and Lyric Opera of Chicago)

A sketch from the "Second City Guide to the Opera" by Jesse Case, Kate James and Timothy Sniffen, directed by Billy Bungeroth, performed onstage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
       
The Second City
      Guide to the Opera
 

Written by Jesse Case, Kate James 
      and Timothy Sniffen
Directed by Billy Bungeroth  
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru June 30  |  tickets: $35-$45   |  more info
       
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June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Oklahoma! (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Ashley Brown and John Cudia star as Laurey and Curly in Lyric Opera's "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
       
Oklahoma! 

Music by Richard Rodgers 
Book and Lyrics by Roger Hammerstein II
Directed by Gary Griffin
Conducted by James Lowe
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru May 19  |  tickets: $42-$153   |  more info  
       
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May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Rennee Fleming and Anthony Dean Griffey star in Lyric Opera's "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Andre Previn and Philip Littell, conducted by Evan Rogister. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography)        
       
A Streetcar Named Desire  

By André Previn (music) and Philip Littell (libretto)
Conducted by Evan Rogister
Directed by Brad Dalton  
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru April 6  |  tickets: $84-$289   |  more info
       
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March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Die Meistersing von Nürnberg (Lyric Opera)

Amanda Majeski and Dimitry Ivashchenko star in Lyric Opera's "Die Meistersing von Nurnberg" by Richard Wagner, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
      
Die Meistersinger
             von Nürnberg
  

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner 
Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis     
Directed by Marie Lambert
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru March 3  |  tickets: $34-$249   |  more info
       
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February 10, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Review: La Boheme (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Dimitri Pittas and Ana Maria Martinez star in Lyric Opera's "La Boheme" by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
      
La Bohème 

Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume 
Directed by Louisa Muller
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru March 28  |  tickets: $69-$259   |  more info
       
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January 24, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2012

Taking into account the nearly 700 productions that we reviewed in 2012, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!  (FYI: We’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions here)

Mary Beth Fisher and Rob Lindley star in Court Theatre's "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, directed by Charles Newell. Molly Regan, Lusia Strus and Mariann Mayberry star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by K. Todd Freman. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Rania Salem Manganaro stars in The Inconveniences' "Hit The Wall" by Ike Holter, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Ryan Borque) Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane star in Goodman Theatre's "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Brandon Dahlquist, Shannon Cochran and Jonathan Weir star in Writers' Theatre's "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)
Adam Poss and Madrid St. Angelo star in star in Victory Gardens' "Oedipus el Rey" by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Chiara Mangiameli and Rick Bayless star in Lookingglass Theatre's "Rick Bayless in Cascabel" by Heidi Stillman and Tony Hernandez and Rick Bayless. (photo credit: Sean Williams) Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Show Boat", conducted by John DeMain, directed by Francesca Zambrello. (photo credit: Robert Kusel) Jason Danieley as George and Carmen Cusack as Dot, in Chicago Shakespeare's "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Richard Cotovsky and Preston Tate Jr. star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.  (photo credit: Greg Rothman)

 

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January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More