Posts tagged "Richard Wagner"

"Parsifal" (Lyric Opera): Electrifying Stunner!

"Parsifal" (Lyric Opera):  Electrifying Stunner!
A nearly five hour opera may frighten potential audience members away.  That would be a shame because Parsifal is electrifying!  It is described as a ‘festival music-drama‘ – not an opera.  This categorization fits, though the music is the lead in Parsifal.  Creating both the music and libretto, Richard Wagner masterfully weaves through his story with lengthy musical interludes.  The... Read more »

"Die Meistersinger" (Lyric Opera): The softer side of Wagner

"Die Meistersinger" (Lyric Opera):  The softer side of Wagner
Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.  Walther loves Eva.  And she love him.  The problem is Walther is a poor nobleman.  And Eva is the daughter of a wealthy goldsmith.  Plus, Eva is promised in marriage to the winner of the Mastersinger contest.  In Nuremberg, the town takes their singing very seriously.  The Mastersinger... Read more »

Review "Lohengrin": Loves Sails in... on a Swan!

   Lyric Opera of Chicago presents    Lohengrin    Composed and Libretto by Richard Wagner Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis Directed by Elijah Moshinsky at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive (map) through March 8  |  tickets: $33-$237  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  A man rescues a damsel from murder charges, promises... Read more »

Review "The Ring Cycle": This Ring IS a Prize!

The Building Stage presents The Ring Cycle At 412 N. Carpenter Adapted from the operas of Richard Wagner Directed by Blake Montgomery and Joanie Schultz Saturdays and Sundays thru March 21st Special Monday performance on February 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Six hours includes two ten minute intermissions and a forty-five minute dinner break  ... Read more »