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ChicagoSalonen conducts Mahler 9

Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen

ChicagoSalonen & Uchida

Brahms, Bartók, Schoenberg
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Dame Mitsuko Uchida

ChicagoJanowski conducts Wagner & Beethoven 4

Weber, Beethoven, Wagner
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski

ChicagoInternational Chamber Artists | Patriot — Letters from WWI

d'Indy, Baxter, Ewazen, di Lorenzo
International Chamber Artists

ChicagoInternational Chamber Artists | Patriot — Letters from WWI

d'Indy, Baxter, Ewazen, di Lorenzo
International Chamber Artists

ChicagoMandolin Masterpieces

Boccherini, Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Giovanni Antonini; Avi Avital
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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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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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