A Verdi classic, a twist on Bizet, and a doubleheader of new work kick off the opera season in Chicago.
A Chicago premiere from Porchlight and a searing solo show on gun violence are among this week’s best bets.
In a press release for Carmen, Lyric general director, president, and CEO Anthony Freud says the company’s intention is to present this most popular of all operas with “the energy the piece had when it was new.” That’ll be tough, because the promiscuous title character was a shocker to audiences when the work premiered in […]
Their 2013 schedule included a winter production of Madame Butterfly set in Kenya.
Saturday evening, the arias are free at the South Shore Opera Company, which performs selections from such beloved operas as Carmen, La Boheme, and Porgy and Bess.
Ted Shen reviews the condensed version of Bizet’s Carmen by Peter Brook, Marius Constant, and Jean-Claude Carrière.