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  • Lyric Opera reports banner year for ticket sales, revenue, fundraising

    Lyric Opera reports banner year for ticket sales, revenue, fundraising
    American opera producers such as New York City Opera (which suspended operations in October) and San Diego Opera (which in May rescinded a unanimous vote made by its board two months earlier to close the company) bemoan the difficulties of sustaining an expensive art form in dicey economic times.
  • 'Flying Bach' mixes breakdance and classical music

    'Flying Bach' mixes breakdance and classical music
    Breakdance and beats go hand in hand, but one crew is turning the tradition on its head with a global tour set to classical music. Seven B-boys from the Berlin-based, four-time world champion breakdancing crew Flying Steps team up with Swedish ballerina...

    Jane Lynch to host Lyric diamond gala

    Jane Lynch to host Lyric diamond gala
    Jane Lynch is going operatic. The Dolton native and “Glee” star will emcee Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 60th anniversary concert, Nov. 1 at the Civic Opera House, the company announced Wednesday. Joining the actress and the international...

    A new opera takes shape behind scenes at the Lyric

    A new opera takes shape behind scenes at the Lyric
    No one expects the course of creating a brand-new opera to run absolutely smoothly, any more than the course of true love. Four hundred years of operatic history suggest it seldom does. But the gestation of "Bel Canto," an operatic adaptation of Ann...

    Review: Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens present Schubert

    Review: Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens present Schubert
    If the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had an intimate performance space appropriate for art-song programs, such events might not be such a hard sell and we might more often hear concerts on the order of the wonderful all-Schubert song recital given by soprano...