Posts tagged "Thomas Hampson"

"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 »

"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 »

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 »
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