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

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Gothic psychodrama: Chicago Opera Theater La hija de Rappaccini

Daniel Catán's operatic adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of evil scientist and poisoned plants is compellingly set in Chicago's Field Museum.
***11
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Chicago Symphony soloists channel the Infinite in Messiaen

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time is given a rapt performance in Chicago. 

****1
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Chicago Symphony musicians captivate in Mozart and Brahms

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony showed their mettle as chamber players in a Mozart serenade and a Brahms sextet.
***11
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Chicago Symphony players show their brilliance as chamber musicians

Contrasting Gounod, Mozart and Ravel works were combined into an exhilarating package of technical virtuosity and musical finesse.
****1
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Confident new works from the Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet presents a roster of choreographers with new approaches, a positive impression for the future of ballet. 
*****
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The Joffrey Nutcracker rises from the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago

The Joffrey Nutcracker succeeds in redefining the socio-economic situation of the protagonists, but throws out the baby with the bathwater.
**111
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