New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie, Chicago Opera Theater’s last production of the season, draws on his own life as well as that of Madam C. J. Walker.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, March 20
A play-within-a-play presentation of the early Verdi opera inflames the critics.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, August 21
Chicago Opera Theater’s Maria de Buenos Aires takes on Argentina’s Dirty War, exposing the facts and more.
Chicago Opera Theater takes Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher into the realm of repressed sexual identity.
Under general director Andreas Mitisek, Chicago Opera Theater courts a new audience.
Chicago Opera Theater brings Handel’s rarely produced Teseo to Chicago.
Chicago Opera Theater hires Long Beach Opera head Andreas Mitisek.
INDIE | A party for Implodes’ overdue debut It took them three and a half years, but on April 20 local four-piece Implodes finally released their debut album, Black Earth (Kranky). The drone-psych group started in late 2007, when guitarists Matt Jencik and Ken Camden (coworkers at Reckless Records) started playing acoustic jam sessions together. […]
Grab it while you can: the very short run of Chicago Opera Theater’s remarkable Three Decembers ends May 16.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Quasi, Jason Collett, Skeletonwitch, Los Campesinos!, Harlem, the Gundecha Brothers, and more
Mark Bazer’s latest lineup of local luminaries.
Chicago Opera Theater’s free performances during National Opera Week