Posts tagged "Giacomo Puccini"

"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 »

"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 »

Review "The Girl of the Golden West": Shimmering Nugget of Riches

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WESTAt the Civic Opera House, 20 N. WackerComposed by Giacomo PucciniThree Acts performed in Italian with English titlesLibretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo ZangariniBased on David Belasco’s play “The Girl of the Golden West”Conducted by Sir Andrew DavisStage direction by Vincent LiottaJanuary 26th & 29th... Read more »