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  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Pick of the Week
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

     Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Featured pick Lira Singers: The group celebrates its 50th season with a festive concert of Polish carols, songs and dances, assisted by the Lira Dancers and Lira Symphony, with English narration. 3 p.m. Sunday, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E....

    Opera review: 'Anna Bolena'

     Opera review: 'Anna Bolena'
    Devotees of early Romantic Italian opera must have thought they had died and gone to bel canto heaven last week, when two masterpieces of that genre, neither of them overly familiar, opened in downtown Chicago within three days of each other. If Gaetano...

    Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative

    Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative
    The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...

    Rivals onstage, Lyric Opera stars are best of friends offstage

    Rivals onstage, Lyric Opera stars are best of friends offstage
    On a recent afternoon backstage at Lyric Opera, Sondra Radvanovsky and Jamie Barton were behaving like the gal pals they are, hugging each other and singing each other's praises. Quite the contrast to the emotional sparring partners the singers are...