As strong as the staging is, what really counts here is the singing, and Lyric has brought together a most potent cast and chorus.
Kyle MacMillan - For the Sun-Times
“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.
Christopher Wheeldon puts a fresh face on this story without compromising any of the innate beauty and power of the 19th-century original.
This production of Puccini’s classic remains in the 19th century but pushes boundaries in contemporary fashion.
Riccardo Muti leads an Austro-Germanic program highlighted by Brahms crowd-pleasers and Hindemith’s avant-garde ‘Mathis.’
A a fun, audience-pleasing program of 18th- and 19th-century popular masterworks permeated Symphony Center Thursday night.
Part of Art Design Chicago, the show surveys the six artists who created their own off-kilter style from 1966-69.
“The Time Is Now!,” an exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art, focuses on about 50 artists of the ’60s and ’70s.
Composer Craig Hella Johnson thinks of the work as a “singing meditation,” hence its title.