Though full of mighty voices, this production of the ‘Ring’ opera plays up the hero’s youth with balloons, blocks and a rag doll.
Wynne Delacoma - For the Sun-Times
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra masterfully delivered the last of Shostakovich’s titled symphonies: the rarely performed Symphony No. 13 (“Babi Yar”).
Playing mainstream repertoire in annual community concert, orchestra seems energized by added young musicians and the audience of 10,000.
The CSO delivered vibrant, insightful performances of music by Haydn and Mozart, led by music director Riccardo Muti on Thursday night.
The evening opens with “Trouble in Tahiti,” a rarely performed but powerful one-act opera composed in 1952.
If you care most about virtuoso arias, zesty choruses and ardent vocal ensembles, go to Puritani and enjoy.