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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Chicago, IL, United States

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ChicagoBernstein Centennial Celebration

Bernstein, Ravel, Shostakovich
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Igor Levit

ChicagoFirst Symphonies of Bernstein & Mahler

Bernstein, Mahler
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; J'Nai Bridges

ChicagoIn Our Time: Music of Bernstein & Ellington

Bernstein, Ellington
Lara Downes; Theo Bleckmann

ChicagoSymphony Center presents: Czech Philharmonic

Fišer, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Alisa Weilerstein

ChicagoConcert for Chicago

Rossini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti; Civic Orchestra of Chicago

ChicagoMuti conducts Shostakovich Babi Yar

Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti; Alexey Tikhomirov; Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe
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Esa-Pekka Salonen leads an outstanding Transfigured Night in Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Dame Mitsuko Uchida again brought out her outstanding musicality and special charisma in Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto.
****1
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Paranoia and duplicity in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Fellow Travelers

Jonas Hacker (Timothy Laughlin) © Todd Rosenberg
Fellow Travelers is shot through with darkness, making for a chilling performance by Lyric Opera of Chicago. 
****1
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Méphistophélès, the master puppeteer

Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago's new Faust is a quest for youth but also a reflection on insipiration, fabrication and manipulation. 
****1
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Questions unanswered in a Così fan tutte revival in Chicago

Marianne Crebassa (Dorabella) © Cory Weaver
Synergies between singers compensated for accurate but unexciting orchestral playing.
***11
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Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

Richard Troxell (Dan Leno) and Katherine Pracht (Elizabeth Cree) © Evan Hanover
Kevin Puts effectively shapes the time-traveling structure with distinctive sound worlds as thirty dramatic vignettes unfold across a little more than an hour and a half.
****1
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Pountney's riveting Walküre in Chicago

Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver
David Pountney's new production of Die Walküre for the Lyric Opera of Chicago incisively charts the tectonic shift of control over the future from Wotan to Brünnhilde.
****1
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