Posts tagged "Giuseppe Verdi"

"La Traviata" (Lyric Opera): 'What Joy!'

"La Traviata" (Lyric Opera):  'What Joy!'
The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents LA TRAVIATA. Alongside the extensive spectacle of Wagner’s Parsifal, the Lyric is simultaneously offering a Verdi classic. La Traviata is simply gorgeous. After navigating through the complexity of Wagner’s world, we are back to opera basics, a tragic love story. As much as Parsifal is about the musical pageantry, La Traviata is all about passionate singing. Seeing... Read more »

"Othello" (Lyric Opera): Astonishing Season Opener

"Othello" (Lyric Opera):  Astonishing Season Opener
The beauty of theatre on stage is that every performance is live. There is potential for the unexpected. So, on the opening night of the 2013-2014 Lyric Opera season, when an announcement between Act 1 and Act 2 stating the key role of Iago was to be resumed by an understudy, the audience collectively inhaled to... Read more »

"Simon Boccanegra" (Lyric Opera): Exceeds ALL Expectations...SUPER!

"Simon Boccanegra" (Lyric Opera):  Exceeds ALL Expectations...SUPER!
The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Simon Boccanegra. Simon loves Maria.  But he’s poor and she’s rich.  Her dad Jacopo hates Simon.  People encourage him to run for Doge (chief magistrate). Simon’s not interested in power until they convince him that the job will help him get the girl.  He goes for it.  Meanwhile, Maria... Read more »
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Review Lyric's "A Masked Ball": 5 Principals = 5 Stars!

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents A MASKED BALLAt Ardin Kranick Theatre, 20 N. Wacker Drive Composed by Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Antonio SommaBased on Eugene Scribe’s libretto for Daniel Francois Auber’s ‘Gustave III, ou le bal masque’Conducted by Asher FischStaged Directed by Renata ScottoOpera in three acts in ItalianEnglish titles by Francis RizzoNovember 15th, 18th, 24th,27th,... Read more »

Review "Macbeth": "Macbeth" kills! Lady Gaines Frames It...Perfectly!

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents MACBETHIn the Ardis Krainik Theatre, 20 N. WackerBased on the tragedy written by William ShakespeareComposed by Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Francesco Maria PiavePerformed in Italian in Four ActsProjected English titles by Francis RizzoConducted by Renato PalumboStage directed by Barbara GainesRemaining performances on October 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 30th... Read more »