Posts tagged "David Cangelosi"

"Madame Butterfly" (Lyric Opera): Exquisite Echalaz Entrances

"Madame Butterfly" (Lyric Opera):  Exquisite Echalaz Entrances
Based on the short story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is an opera warhouse.  Since its world premiere in 1905, it has become a favorite of opera goers for its searing emotion.  This current production actualizes the bittersweet passion led by the fierce Amanda Echalaz (Cio-Cio-San).  Playing a naïve 15 year, Echalaz enchants in... Read more »

"Tales of Hoffmann" (Lyric Opera): Fall in Love with Falling in Love Hoffmann Style!

At a tavern, a guy drinks too much and starts telling stories.  Sounds like an ordinary pub tale but at The Lyric nothing is ever ordinary. The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Tales of Hoffman, a French opera fantastique in three acts.  A poet is looking for loving inspiration.  He seeks it from a diva, a robot,... Read more »