Posts tagged "Bernard Holcomb"

"The Second City Guide to Opera" (Lyric Opera): Distinctly Chicago

"The Second City Guide to Opera" (Lyric Opera): Distinctly Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City combine forces to present The Second City Guide to the Opera. Upon arrival, it’s obvious that something is different. The usual bustling in the majestic Lyric foyer is missing.  Hints of pop music are trickling through the Aisle 5 entryway.  We follow the music into the vast, beautiful and unoccupied Ardis Krainik... Read more »

"La Boheme" (Lyric Opera): Wondrous!

"La Boheme" (Lyric Opera):  Wondrous!
Lyric Opera presents La Bohème.  It’s mid-19th century Paris.  A poet, a painter, a philosopher and a musician struggle for artistic expression and to pay the rent. After they charm and blackmail the landlord, they decide to head down to Cafe’ Momus. Trying to finish writing an article, Rodolfo promises to join them soon.  While he succumbs... Read more »

Don Pasquale (Lyric Opera of Chicago): Simple Story with Lots of Laughs

Don Pasquale (Lyric Opera of Chicago): Simple Story with Lots of Laughs
Reviewed by Jasleen Jaswal Vines Sometimes, the simplest stories are the most enjoyable. In the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Don Pasquale”, the narrative is straightforward: Ernesto is out of Don Pasquale’s will for not marrying the woman his aging uncle prefers. Dr. Malatesta comes to the rescue, plotting a way for Ernesto and... Read more »
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