Tag: Lyric Opera of chicago

Review: The Pearl Fishers (Lyric Opera)

Marina Rebeka and Mariusz Kwiecień star as Leila and Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, Lyric Opera            

The Pearl Fishers
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Michel Carré, Eugène Cormon
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Dec 10  |  tix: $20 & up  |  more info
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November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Nabucco (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Lyric Opera presents "Nabucco" by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Matthew Ozawa. (photo credit: Andrew Cioffi)          


Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Feb 12 |  tix: $34-$239  |  more info
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January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015


Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Bel Canto (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Danielle de Niese and John Irvin star in Lyric Opera's world premiere "Bel Canto" by Jimmy Lopez nad Nilo Cruz, directed by Kevin Newbury and Sir Andrew Davis. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)         

Bel Canto 

Music by Jimmy López
Libretto by Nilo Cruz
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 17  |  tix: $17-$269  |  more info
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December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson star in Lyric Opera's "The Merry Widow," music by Franz Lehár, directed by Susan Stroman. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)          
The Merry Widow 

Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Dec 13  |  tix: $20-$249  |  more info
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November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Wozzeck (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Tomasz Konieczny stars in Lyric Opera's "Wozzeck" by Alban Berg, directed by Sir David McVicar. (photo credit: Cory Weaver)         

Written by Alban Berg  
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Nov 21 | tix: $29-$129  | more info
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November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Porgy and Bess (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2014)

Norman Garrett and Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi star in Lyric Opera's "Porgy and Bess" by George and Ira Gershwin, directed by Francesca Zambello. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
Porgy and Bess

Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin,
   and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tickets: $69-$244   |  more info
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November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Ana Maria Martinez and Mariusz Kwiecien star in Lyric Opera's "Don Giovani" by Wolfgang Mozart, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
Don Giovanni

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Robert Falls 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Oct 29  |  tickets: $32-$244   |  more info
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October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More