Posts tagged "Hugo von Hofmannsthal"

"Elektra" (Lyric Opera): Bloody Terrific!

"Elektra" (Lyric Opera):  Bloody Terrific!
One evening a year, Chicago walks the red carpet into the Civic Opera House.  It’s the night that magnificently dressed gentlemen and ladies in the audience out-costume the folks on stage.  The glamorous celebration officially opens the season…now in its 58th year.  The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Elektra.  When the King returns from the... Read more »

"Ariadne auf Naxos" (Lyric Opera): Seriously Playful, Playfully Serious!

I’ve gone back to my old high school to see a musical.  It was uncomfortable. After regularly seeing full-blown Chicago-based extravaganzas, the hometown version made me feel self-conscious and snobby.  I was uneasy when my friend, the director, eagerly asked me what I thought of the car.  I bit back the clarification, ‘the crappy cardboard... Read more »