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ChicagoCelebrating 100 Years of Bernstein

Bernstein
David Chase; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Susan Graham; Nathan Gunn; Unknown

ChicagoNagano conducts Bernstein, Wagner & Schumann

Wagner, Bernstein, Schumann
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano; Gilles Vonsattel

ChicagoABT: Her Notes / Other Dances / I Feel the Earth Moves / Serenade After Plato's Symposium

Mendelssohn-Hensel, Chopin, Glass, Bernstein
Jessica Lang; Jerome Robbins; Benjamin Millepied; Alexei Ratmansky; American Ballet Theatre

ChicagoChopin & Mendelssohn

Weber, Chopin, Mendelssohn
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach; David Fray

ChicagoABT: Songs of Bukovina / The Leaves are Fading / Don Quixote / Thirteen Diversions

Desyatnikov, Dvořák, Minkus, Britten
Alexei Ratmansky; Antony Tudor; Marius Petipa; Christopher Wheeldon; American Ballet Theatre

ChicagoI puritani

Bellini: I puritani
Enrique Mazzola; Eric Einhorn; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Ming Cho Lee; Peter J. Hall; Albina Shagimuratova; Lawrence Brownlee
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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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Louis Lortie makes a Liszt pilgrimage in Chicago

Louis Lortie © Elias
A knowledgeable and subtle devotee of Franz Liszt, bring the first two cycles of the Années de pèlerinage to Chicago.
****1
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Surrealist Rigoletto impresses at the Lyric

Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Matthew Polenzani (Duke of Mantua) © Todd Rosenberg
The Lyric Opera’s new production of Rigoletto evokes visually the contours and high-contrast relief of a surrealist painting. 
***11
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Alain Altinoglu and the Chicago Symphony find beauty in rarely trodden territory

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Chicago Symphony Chorus made this evening truly distinctive.
****1
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A bold season opener for the Lyric Opera

Andriana Chuchman (Eurydice) © Todd Rosenberg
Dance takes center stage in Lyric Opera of Chicago's bold season-opening co-production of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice.
****1
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