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Benjamin Bernheim

Benjamin Bernheim on Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Gounod’s Faust

French tenor Benjamin Bernheim will soon be making his U.S. debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago, singing the title role in Gounod’s Faust. I am thrilled that Benjamin was willing … Continue readingBenjamin Bernheim on Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Gounod’s Faust

Chicago Opera Theater's Elizabeth Cree

In Review: Chicago Opera Theater’s Elizabeth Cree, 2018

What happens when you mix together a thrilling story, a sleek set, captivating orchestration, a short playing time, and a tight libretto? You get Elizabeth Cree. Elizabeth Cree is a … Continue readingIn Review: Chicago Opera Theater’s Elizabeth Cree, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago's I puritani

In Review: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s I puritani, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago has a special place for Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece I puritani in its collective memory; it was part of the company’s second season in 1955. Leading … Continue readingIn Review: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s I puritani, 2018

Janai Brugger

“It’s just the ultimate expression of passion and storytelling,” says Janai Brugger, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s next Liù

Janai Brugger will soon make her debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago in the role of Liù in Puccini’s Turandot. Janai will be playing the role for the five performances … Continue reading“It’s just the ultimate expression of passion and storytelling,” says Janai Brugger, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s next Liù

Lyric Opera of Chicago's Turandot

In Review: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Turandot, 2017

This is a review of the Friday, December 8, 2017 performance of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Turandot, the second performance of the run. Lyric Opera of Chicago has spoiled us … Continue readingIn Review: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Turandot, 2017

Rosa Feola

“Chicago welcomed me with such an enthusiasm that I was suddenly in love with the people!” says Rosa Feola, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Gilda

It was one of those moments when the entire audience was enraptured. It was during Rosa Feola’s “Caro nome” in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s latest production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. I … Continue reading“Chicago welcomed me with such an enthusiasm that I was suddenly in love with the people!” says Rosa Feola, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Gilda

Matthew Polenzani

“It’s simply one of the most beautiful art forms in the world,” says Opera Superstar Matthew Polenzani

Matthew Polenzani is one of today’s opera superstars – he has sung it all and performed everywhere, all to great acclaim. He has a voice that today’s young artists know, … Continue reading“It’s simply one of the most beautiful art forms in the world,” says Opera Superstar Matthew Polenzani

Andrew Wilkowske

“Opera can do something that no other art form can do,” says Andrew Wilkowske, the Fugitive in Chicago Opera Theater’s The Invention of Morel

Chicago Opera Theater has done it again: they’ve put together a stellar cast for yet another groundbreaking world premiere. The Invention of Morel, by Stewart Copeland, former drummer for the … Continue reading“Opera can do something that no other art form can do,” says Andrew Wilkowske, the Fugitive in Chicago Opera Theater’s The Invention of Morel