Opera, Stages

Review: Sensory Overload Detracts from Lyric’s New Faust


If Lin-Manuel Miranda reinvented the modern American musical with Hamilton in 2015, one could say John Frame, production designer on the world premiere of Faust now at Lyric Opera of […]

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Film, Film & TV, Uncategorized

Screens Monthly: March

March comes in like a lion…as the saying goes. Our latest slate of cinematic options fits the bill this month, as the year’s biggest night in movies is just four […]

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Opera, Review, Stages

Lyric’s Cosi fan tutte Makes Mozart, Opera Fun Again

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When I think of a fun night at the theater, I don’t typically think of the opera. Blame it on my generation, my relative poverty, my lack of sophistication. What […]

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Opera, Stages

Lyric Opera’s Turandot is a Lavish, Impressive Production of Puccini’s Final Opera

At the pre-show lecture in advance of Monday’s performance of Turandot at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, WFMT’s Carl Grapentine observed that, in the end, Puccini’s final opera—about a cold, unloving […]

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Stages, Theater

We Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Costumes of the Lyric Opera

[soliloquy id=”13643″]   For me, a good lunch break is one where I pick up food from my favorite lunch spot and take a walk outside (weather permitting—this is Chicago […]

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Opera, Stages

Lyric’s The Magic Flute A Spellbinding Homegrown Fairytale

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Lyric Opera of Chicago’s high-concept reimagination of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute couples the fantasy of its source material with the imaginative resourcefulness of several children in their backyard. […]

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