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Carmen at Lyric: Not so Hot but Heavy

Lyric’s current production of the Bizet’s über-Classic Carmen is straightforward and to the point but with an underwhelming amount of charisma and chemistry.  [See it now through October 29, then again (new cast) in March.] Bizet’s classic opera proves itself timeless (unlike certain other operas this season), surrounding and connecting the instantly recognizable tunes with... Read more »

weekend music: Feb 27-28

There’s more to Classical music than the CSO and the Lyric.  Here are two concerts worth checking out. Saturday 2/27/10: dal niente dal niente is a Chicago-based ensemble that primarily focuses on the more contemporary side of Classical music.  This concert, however, showcases relatively old music, dating back to the early 20th century.  The bulk... Read more »