Lyric Opera of Chicago - Chicago
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Rigoletto

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 7

Quinn Kelsey and Matthew Polenzani shine in classic Italian opera
20 Oct 17 / Stage and Cinema
Surrealist Rigoletto at the Lyric impresses with vocal talent
12 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
A scintillating Rigoletto arrives from San Francisco
11 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Plus a little jest
10 Oct 17 / parterre box
Vocal sparks fly in Lyric Opera's riveting 'Rigoletto'
9 Oct 17 / Chicago Tribune
Feola, Polenzani soar in Lyric Opera’s “Rigoletto”
9 Oct 17 / Classical Review
Divine voices power a father-daughter tragedy in ‘Rigoletto’
9 Oct 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Orfeo ed Euridice

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 10

Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice opened the 2017–18 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago
9 Oct 17 / Opera Today
Andriana Churchman, with her lush voice and impressive dancing melded beautifully with the Joffrey dancers
5 Oct 17 / Chicago Now
John Neumeier's Orphée et Eurydice a bold season opener for the Lyric Opera
3 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Collaboration with Joffrey Ballet showcases Neumeier’s vision in a season opener to remember
1 Oct 17 / OperaWire
Lyric Opera, in stylish step with Joffrey Ballet, dances into new season with Gluck’s ‘Orphée’
27 Sep 17 / Chicago on the Aisle
A director delves into dance for Gluck’s classic tale
27 Sep 17 / Seen and Heard
Lyric And Joffrey team on elegant Orphée et Eurydice
27 Sep 17 / Classical Voice North America
Successfully fusing opera and ballet in Lyric’s ‘Orphee et Eurydice’
25 Sep 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Triumphant new 'Orphee' presages strong partnership of Lyric Opera, Joffrey Ballet
25 Sep 17 / Chicago Tribune
Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet join forces for a stylish, imaginative “Orphée”
25 Sep 17 / Classical Review
My Fair Lady

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 9

An ensemble which does ample justice to the wit and lyrical beauty of the well-known score
6 Jun 17 / Opera Today
Lyric Opera's 'My Fair Lady' provides one enjoyable evening
11 May 17 / Northwest Herald
Robert Carsen directs a lovingly detailed My Fair Lady
6 May 17 / Seen and Heard
Lyric Opera’s Fair Lady is most fair indeed
4 May 17 / Chicago Reader
Lyric Opera’s My Fair Lady will have audiences dancing all night
4 May 17 / performink chicago
Glorious musical theater at Lyric Opera of Chicago
4 May 17 / Hyde Park Herald
As Eliza puts it- just you wait!
4 May 17 / Chicago Stage Standard
The Lyric's 'My Fair Lady' has an Eliza who deserves better
1 May 17 / Chicago Tribune
At Lyric, disjointed ‘My Fair Lady’ gets lost on opera stage
1 May 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Carmen

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 8

What a treat, to witness one of the great masterpieces of art!
10 Apr 17 / Fra Noi
Lyric Opera's 'Carmen' sizzles with new principal singers
19 Mar 17 / Chicago Tribune
Allure’s everywhere, then bizarre finale lets the tragic line fall slack
5 Mar 17 / Chicago on the Aisle
A luscious new Carmen in Chicago
18 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
New Carmen riffs on Picasso’s Guernica
17 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
Dancing frills a showy distraction in Lyric's vocally solid 'Carmen'
13 Feb 17 / Chicago Tribune
Inept direction, miscast mezzo plunge a knife into Lyric Opera’s lightweight “Carmen”
13 Feb 17 / Chicago Classical Review
Lyric seduces with the dangerous charms of ‘Carmen’
13 Feb 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Eugene Onegin

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 6

In an Onegin revival, an outstanding cast
9 Mar 17 / Seen and Heard
Les feuilles mortes
7 Mar 17 / parterre box
Minimalist Onegin on the Lyric Opera stage
3 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
'Eugene Onegin' cast keeps Russian emotion boiling at Lyric
3 Mar 17 / Chicago Tribune
A fine pairing of Russian souls ignite in lovely ‘Eugene Onegin’
3 Mar 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Lyric Opera wraps the season with a compelling, visually striking “Onegin”
28 Feb 17 / Chicago Classical Review
Norma

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 7

Radvanovsky’s fiery priestess sets the tone for blazing melodrama
5 Mar 17 / Chicago on the Aisle
Occult following
18 Feb 17 / parterre box
Norma, an opera full of lyrical woes
8 Feb 17 / NEIU Independent
Norma meets Game of Thrones
2 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
Singing of love, betrayal and war in Bellini’s ‘Norma’
30 Jan 17 / Chicago Sun-Times
Radvanovsky brings dramatic, vocal thrills to 'Norma' at Lyric
30 Jan 17 / Chicago Tribune
Even with Radvanovsky, Lyric Opera’s routine “Norma” fails to catch fire
30 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Die Zauberflöte

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 7

New production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Lyric Opera, Chicago
26 Feb 17 / Opera Today
Mozart’s "The Magic Flute" plays Chicago both high and low notes
25 Jan 17 / Chicago Maroon
American nostalgia invoked in Chicago
15 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Lyric Opera’s restaged The Magic Flute says ‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’
14 Dec 16 / Chicago Reader
‘Magic Flute’ charming and imaginative, but perhaps too clever
14 Dec 16 / Chicago Sun-Times
Superb cast, playing, overcome staging oddities in Lyric's new 'Magic Flute'
12 Dec 16 / Chicago Tribune
Superb cast supplies the magic in Lyric Opera’s suburban 60s’ “Magic Flute”
12 Dec 16 / Chicago Classical Review
Don Quichotte

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 7

A welcome addition to Lyric Opera of Chicago’s roste
17 Jan 17 / Opera Today
Il coraggio d’amare
6 Dec 16 / L'Ape musicale
A knight and his windmills in the Windy City
23 Nov 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
A memorable, rarely heard Massenet opera
23 Nov 16 / Seen and Heard
Lyric’s ‘Don Quichotte’ puts a French twist on Spanish classic
21 Nov 16 / Chicago Sun-Times
Another don, another impossible dream, another Gallic hit for Lyric Opera
21 Nov 16 / Chicago Tribune
Furlanetto moving and magnificent in Lyric Opera’s “Don Quichotte”
21 Nov 16 / Chicago Classical Review
Les Troyens

Lyric Opera of Chicago


No. of reviews: 14

A vocally and dramatically flawless production at Lyric Opera of Chicago
26 Dec 16 / Opera Today
An exciting, well-sung 'Troyens' at Lyric Opera of Chicago
11 Dec 16 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
L’epica, l’universale
10 Dec 16 / L'Ape musicale
Chicago Lyric Opera's "Les Troyens" five hours Of epic rage
30 Nov 16 / Musical Toronto
Goerke y Graham, triunfadoras indiscutibles en Les Troyens de la Lyric Ópera de Chicago
30 Nov 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
The musical event of the season in Chicago
27 Nov 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
From fall Of Troy to Carthage pyre: Berlioz in Chicago
22 Nov 16 / Classical Voice North America
A world class cast for Berlioz’ “Les Troyens”
19 Nov 16 / Opera Warhorses
Thrills from Les Troyens in new production
18 Nov 16 / Seen and Heard
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News & Articles

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
Lyric Opera of Chicago releases its FY2016 financial report
Lyric Opera of Chicago calls FY2016 breakeven, though financial report shows sea of red.
5 Nov 2016 / Chicago Business Journal