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Venue: Lyric Opera House, Chicago

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AddressChicago
IL IL60606
United States
Google maps41° 52' 57.239" N 87° 38' 14.747" W
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A vibrant, urgent Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Brenda Rae (Ginevra) and Kyle Ketelsen (King of Scotland) © Cory Weaver
A revival of Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s emotionally probing opera. 
*****
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Elektra: Great success for Nina Stemme’s Lyric Opera debut

Michaela Martens (Klytaemnestra) and Nina Stemme (Elektra) © Cory Weaver

The Lyric revives Sir David McVicar’s production of Strauss’ horrific tale with a superb cast led by Swedish “helden-soprano” Nina Stemme.

****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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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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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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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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