Lyric Opera announces its next season, and Chicago Opera Theater’s put the women in charge.
Wagner’s music is glorious, even if his hero never becomes more than a blustering little boy.
If the Gene Siskel FIlm Center’s screening of The Magic Flute has you longing for more opera films, here are five that hit the high notes.
An inspirational kids’ show and a not-be-missed Lyric Opera production are among this week’s best bets.
Longer! Louder! Wagner! is like Hershey Felder crossed with The Producers
The first of four operas is tentatively set to premiere in October 2016.
The troupe from Cornwall, UK, appearing as part of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s World’s Stage series, does romance right.
Northwestern voice student Timothy McNair took a stand in protest of Walt Whitman—and failed a class.
Lyric Opera’s Meistersinger is nicer than it once was.
A haiku inspired by the fire-breathing trick that literally backfired on Wesley Daniel during a dress rehearsal for Die Meistersinger.
Local four-piece avent-garge metal act Rabid Rabbid take on the doom and gloom of Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
In Wagner & Me, Stephen Fry tries to separate the German composer from his Nazi fans
A consideration of the relationship between opera and film.
Wagner’s epic opera, without the opera, at the Building Stage