Lyric Opera of Chicago - Chicago
24 September 2018

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 9

This stage representation of the music and text emerges as one
5 May 18 / Opera Today
Jesus Christ Superstar rocks the Lyric Opera of Chicago
5 May 18 / Chicago Now
From London, new Jesus Christ Superstar shows Lloyd Webber at his most powerful
3 May 18 / Seen and Heard
Lyric’s Jesus Christ is, indeed, a superstar
2 May 18 / Chicago Reader
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is supersonic at Lyric Opera of Chicago
2 May 18 / Hollywood Chicago
'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Lyric is a live Lloyd Webber rock album, perfect for millennials
1 May 18 / Chicago Tribune
Exciting new territory for Lyric
1 May 18 / Broadway World
Jesus hopped the l train
1 May 18 / parterre box
A glorious rock-opera celebration
30 Apr 18 / Chicago Sun-Times

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 15

A new Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago
31 Mar 18 / Opera Today
A homage to F.W. Murnau
29 Mar 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
Méphistophélès, master puppeteer: a new Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago
21 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
The vibe is American, accent clearly French, and a stylish devil rules
17 Mar 18 / Chicago on the Aisle
Benjamin Bernheim leads superb “Faust” cast
17 Mar 18 / Opera Warhorses
An old bargain yields new vocal and visual riches
11 Mar 18 / Classical Voice North America
In Gounod’s ‘Faust,’ a slew of mixed messages
10 Mar 18 / Chicago Tonight
Sensory overload detracts from Lyric’s new Faust
10 Mar 18 / Third Coast Review
Newbury and his colleagues deliver a riveting Faust
8 Mar 18 / Seen and Heard
Frame’s unique concepts combine with glorious singing from Ailyn Pérez & Ben Bernheim
7 Mar 18 / OperaWire
Lyric Opera's new 'Faust' a visual bounty of John Frame's surreal art
7 Mar 18 / Chicago Daily Herald
This Faust honors the roots of Gounod's opera while allowing new ideas and images to blossom
6 Mar 18 / Windy City Times
It’s high-tech versus low-tech in razzle-dazzle staging of ‘Faust’ at Lyric
5 Mar 18 / Chicago Sun-Times
Splendid cast gives Gounod his due in muddled 'Faust' at Lyric Opera
5 Mar 18 / Chicago Tribune
Strong cast overwhelmed by staging idiocies in Lyric Opera’s hellish “Faust”
5 Mar 18 / Classical Review
Soprano Erin Wall announces she will undergo chemotherapy
Erin Wall has announced she will undergo chemotherapy for cancer, and has cancelled performances of Faust at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Così fan tutte

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 11

Cruel fun on the Riviera
29 Mar 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
Mozart’s mature opera has returned to the stage at Lyric Opera of Chicago
9 Mar 18 / Opera Today
The cast is on-point, youthful in look and spirit, supple in voice and also convincing as actors
1 Mar 18 / Windy City Times
Crebassa and Martinez shine in Mozart’s infidelity comedy
1 Mar 18 / OperaWire
Questions remained unanswered in a Così fan tutte revival in Chicago
24 Feb 18 / Bachtrack
Lyric’s Cosi fan tutte makes Mozart, opera fun again
22 Feb 18 / Third Coast Review
In Lyric’s ‘Cosi,’ a spirited toast to the imperfections of the heart
21 Feb 18 / Chicago Tonight
Gaffigan makes his Lyric debut with Così
21 Feb 18 / Seen and Heard
Lyric stages ‘Così fan tutte’ with a sophisticated ‘Downton Abbey’ flair
19 Feb 18 / Chicago Sun-Times
Lyric revival of Mozart's romantic comedy 'Cosi FanTutte' touches the heart
19 Feb 18 / Chicago Tribune
Lyric Opera is back in the Mozart high life with a delightful “Cosí fan tutte”
19 Feb 18 / Classical Review
Fellow Travelers

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 4

Paranoia and duplicity in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Fellow Travelers
28 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
A gay love affair in '50s D.C. plays out to touching effect in 'Fellow Travelers'
20 Mar 18 / Chicago Tribune
Fellow Travelers brings the 1950s ‘lavender scare’ to opera
20 Mar 18 / Chicago Reader
Lyric’s “Fellow Travelers” offers soaring music and affecting humanity in Chicago premiere
19 Mar 18 / Classical Review
I Puritani

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 6

A performance that ranks among today’s great tributes to nineteenth-century opera
15 Feb 18 / Opera Today
Shagimuratova and Brownlee thrill in Bellini’s final work
15 Feb 18 / OperaWire
Strong cast heads a realistic Bellini classic
8 Feb 18 / Seen and Heard
Spectacular singing sparks Lyric's revival of 'I Puritani'
6 Feb 18 / Chicago Tribune
Glorious voices soar in Lyric Opera’s ‘I Puritani’ despite troublesome plot
6 Feb 18 / Chicago Sun-Times
Inspired cast delivers the vocal thrills in Lyric’s picturesque “Puritani”
6 Feb 18 / Classical Review

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 9

Lyric Opera greets new year with an improved 'Turandot'
12 Jan 18 / Chicago Tribune
It could do with more dramatic heart and verve to make it something special
1 Jan 18 / Windy City Times
Opera at its grandest in Puccini’s final work
14 Dec 17 / OperaWire
Love triumphs in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new Turandot
14 Dec 17 / Seen and Heard
Turandot isn’t just problematic—it’s complicated
14 Dec 17 / Chicago Reader
The riddle of Turandot
14 Dec 17 / Hyde Park Herald
Magic is missing from Lyric Opera's hand-me-down 'Turandot'
7 Dec 17 / Chicago Tribune
La Colla, Wagner and chorus pack a Puccini punch in Lyric Opera’s “Turandot”
7 Dec 17 / Classical Review
Lyric Opera triumphs with sumptuous ‘Turandot’
7 Dec 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Les pêcheurs de perles

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 9

An imaginative and colorful production
8 Jan 18 / Opera Today
18 Dec 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
An extremely colorful “Pearl Fishers” at Lyric Opera
30 Nov 17 / Hyde Park Herald
A lustrous Pearl Fishers designed by Zandra Rhodes
30 Nov 17 / Seen and Heard
Mirroring Bizet’s exotic poem of love in a distant world
23 Nov 17 / Chicago on the Aisle
Kiss the pearls goodbye
23 Nov 17 / parterre box
A first-rate cast finds treasure in Lyric Opera’s colorful “Pearl Fishers”
21 Nov 17 / Classical Review
Lyric's 'Pearl Fishers' ablaze in hot colors, but first-class singing heats up house
21 Nov 17 / Chicago Tribune
Radiant voices are the charm in Lyric’s ‘Pearl Fishers’
21 Nov 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Die Walküre

Lyric Opera of Chicago

No. of reviews: 16

A highly recommended production
18 Dec 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Vocally superb but disappointingly staged 'Walküre'
6 Dec 17 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
Christine Goerke defines Brunhilde
4 Dec 17 / Berkshire Fine Arts
A new Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago
25 Nov 17 / Opera Today
Lyric 'Die Walküre' an opera of epic experience
15 Nov 17 / Chicago Tribune
Lyric Opera of Chicago offers very theatrical ‘Die Walküre’
13 Nov 17 / New York Times
David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
12 Nov 17 / Bachtrack
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News & Articles

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces its 2018-19 season
Two works new to Chicago, a popular tenor in a long-awaited Mozart role, and Italian favorites are on tap in Lyric Opera’s 2018-19 season.
7 Feb 2018 / Classical Review
Christine Goerke fighting opera’s ‘fat lady’ stereotype
“It’s very much like running a marathon,” said Goerke, relaxing after a recent rehearsal for the second part of Richard Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle” that Lyric began last year.
16 Oct 2017 / Chicago Sun-Times
Why Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet found cause to merge
Lyric Opera has announced that the Joffrey Ballet will become its resident ballet corps beginning in 2020 and as of that season Joffrey’s performances would be exclusively at the Civic Opera House.
29 Sep 2017 / Chicago Tonight
Lyric Opera retrenches to largely populist fare in 2017-18 season
Following the current ambitious and adventurous Lyric Opera of Chicago season, the company will retrench to its conservative tradition in 2017-18 with the emphasis on populist fare and familiar singers.
8 Feb 2017 / Chicago Classical Review
Lyric CEO reflects on trying to redefine opera
Like every other major opera company in America, Lyric Opera is under pressure to grow and diversify its audience, to enhance revenue and fundraising while maintaining artistic excellence.
16 Nov 2016 / Chicago Tribune

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