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The Mikado – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Mikado
by W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

By Lori Dana

If it’s an operetta, it must be holiday time at Lyric. This year’s musical sugarplum is that beloved Victorian chestnut, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.  Given a gorgeous art deco makeover by British designer Mark Thompson, this version is set in 1922.

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Top 15 Popular Operatic Songs
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Top 15 Popular Operatic Songs You Need To Know

Popular operatic songs began to appear and became known at the end of the 16th century. Then, opera is a form of performing arts and also dramas where the acting actions of the characters are almost entirely transmitted through music and vocals.

So have you ever heard about top opera songs all over the world? If not, then look no further.

For the article today, I will share with you the top 15 operatic ... 

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Der Rosenkavalier – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Der Rosenkavalier – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Der Rosenkavalier

By Richard Strauss

Lyric Opera of Chicago

By Lori Dana

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s latest offering, romantic comedy Der Rosenkavalier, seems deftly timed, not only to coincide with that pinnacle of romantic gestures known as the Valentine Weekend Outing, but also to bring some lightheartedness to a city in the ... 

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Romeo and Juliet – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Romeo and Juliet

By Charles Gounod

By Lori Dana

As its final offering of the 2015-16 season Lyric Opera presents a French gem, conducted by a master of the répertoire Français and featuring superlative singers in every rôle, from the famously star-crossed lovers down to the lowliest page.

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