Tag: John Caird

"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 »

Review "Daddy Long Legs": Enchanting Coming-of-Age Romance

Northlight Theatre presents DADDY LONG LEGS At North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie Based on the novel by Jean Webster Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Conducted by Julie McBride Thru October 24th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission. Reviewed by... Read more »