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  • A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia

     A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia
    Although composer Jake Heggie has focused the bulk of his creative energies on opera over the last couple of decades, between major projects he has returned again and again to his musical heart and soul – telling stories through song.
  • Mariachi the heart and soul of Lyric's 'Cruzar'

    Mariachi the heart and soul of Lyric's 'Cruzar'
    The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...

    Theo Ubique to stage Sondheim's 'Passion'

    Theo Ubique Theatre, the small Chicago company known for its intimate productions of musicals, will stage Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" as part of its 2013-14 season, the Rogers Park company has announced. "Passion" will be helmed by Theo Ubique artistic...

    Opera diva Callas is back and up close at Theo Ubique

    Opera diva Callas is back and up close at Theo Ubique
    "Master Class," the Terrence McNally play celebrating the complexity of one of the more intimidating divas of the 20th century, is now nearly two decades old. Maria Callas, the central figure in the play, has been dead for 36 years. It's been more than...

    Meryl Streep to play Maria Callas on HBO

    Meryl Streep to play Maria Callas on HBO
    Meryl Streep likes big, challenging roles, and she will tackle one of the biggest: opera legend Maria Callas. Streep will star in "Master Class," an HBO film of the Terrence McNally play about Callas' classes for singing students. Oscar-winner Mike...