The whimsical, 110-minute work cries out for some meat and potatoes to go along with the cupcakes and candies.
Kyle MacMillan - For the Sun-Times
Alvin Ailey presented the Midwest premiere of “Lazarus” with an explosive performance epitomizing the supreme skill and commitment of its dancers.
Pressed into service on hours’ notice, mezzo sings title role with aplomb as castmates ably portray Handel’s well-developed characters.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first in a set of three concerts Thursday evening was no ordinary program.
The show surveys more than 40 years of conceptual images, part of a story that the artist says “just continues to write itself in a way visually.”
Yuri Possokhov’s new adaptation of this tragic tale is a sweeping, cinematic and sometimes heart-pounding take with unfailingly superb dancing.
Yuri Possokhov’s choreography requires considerable versatility from the dancers and pushes them in sometimes unexpected ways.
The series is not so much a literal documentation but what the photographer called a “reimagining of that landscape.”
As strong as the staging is, what really counts here is the singing, and Lyric has brought together a most potent cast and chorus.
“West By Midwest,” opening this weekend, examines relationships, influences of artists who left Illinois, other Midwestern states for the West.
The Toronto-based company, bringing two works to the Harris Theater, blends singers and dancers in its baroque operas.
Muti is renowned as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the music of Giuseppe Verdi, and Thursday night he again vividly demonstrated why.
Much has changed since Barenboim led his final CSO concert in 2006, and he seemed to have no trouble re-establishing a connection with his old band.
“Idomeneo” might not be Mozart as his operatic best, but his genius is nonetheless abundantly on view in this milestone work.