Category: COV

Winterreise: Sturm und Drang for the Soul

Reminder: this is the last weekend to witness Chicago Opera Vanguard’s staging of Schubert’s “Winterreise“.  I wrote a review for Chicago Critic but here are some excerpts.   Intensely intimate Brad Jungwirth is takes his own journey, both physical and emotional, that explores the bottom of the emotional experience. A tasteful mix of imagination and... Read more »

Weekend Pick: Winterreise (3/5-3/21)

Chicago is blessed with a fair number of opera companies.  Who, for most of the Spring have been stepping outside of the strict definition of opera, turning it into something else.  Opera Cabal presented “usw”, skewing more performance art, and the Lyric had its Damnation of Faust, which was more oratorio.  Now Chicago Opera Vanguard... Read more »