Posts tagged "Jill Grove"

"Hansel und Gretel" (Lyric Opera): Frightfully Scrumptious Treat

"Hansel und Gretel" (Lyric Opera):  Frightfully Scrumptious Treat
Lyric Opera presents Hansel und Gretel.  Two kids are hungry.  Their family is poor.  Hansel and Gretel are starving.  When their meager dinner is spilled, their mother sends them into the woods to pick strawberries.  A strawberry binge makes the kids weary.  They fall asleep and spend the night in the woods.  In the morning, they stumble... Read more »

"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 »

"AIDA" (Lyric Opera): Epic Love Story Stuns!

"AIDA" (Lyric Opera):  Epic Love Story Stuns!
#14.  Boy meets girl is a classic basic plot.  In modern day movies, a missed text, bad job, or family ties leads to a ninety minute contemplation if love can survive.  Often cute, sometimes trite!  Opera takes that same simplistic storyline and slaps it into a frenzy of dramatic passion.  Never cute, always powerful! The... Read more »
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