| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera's general director, has pointed out that a new production of a warhorse such as Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" has to provide a seasoned operagoer with more than just a tune-filled trip down memory lane. A convincing balance...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Once upon a time, people chuckled at the anomaly of a youth orchestra operating out of America's retirement capital. Nobody's chuckling anymore. Founded 26 years ago in Miami Beach, the New World Symphony has taken its place as one of the world's foremost...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Riccardo Muti has received yet another award to put alongside the many he has amassed in the course of his distinguished career, this time from the Italian capital.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director has been honored by the Chamber of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
After the U.S. Justice Department accused Standard & Poor's of fraud earlier this year, the credit rater had a choice.
It could make a courtroom argument that would torch its reputation, but might get the lawsuit thrown out.
Or, if S&P's executives...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Anne S. Evans had more than just a few loose ends to tie up by noon Tuesday, the lockout deadline. As head of the U.S. Commerce Department's export assistance center in Middletown, she had conference calls and other matters for a trade delegation from...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Riccardo Muti often has deplored stage directors who run roughshod over the intentions of operatic composers such as his beloved Giuseppe Verdi. There was no danger of that occurring at Saturday's long-awaited performance of Verdi's "Macbeth" by the...
| Sep 22, 2013
Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:12 PM
This is the week when Riccardo Muti and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra take on the first big project of their monthlong homage to Giuseppe Verdi on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The music director, along with his orchestra, the Chicago Symphony...
| Sep 23, 2013
MONDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS
|| Autos || ARCA: Herr's Live Life 200 (T) || NBCSN7 ||
|| F1 || Singapore Grand Prix (T) || NBCSN9:30 ||
|| MLB || Orioles@Tampa Bay (T) || MASN8:30 a.m. ||
|| Orioles@Tampa Bay || MASN3 ||
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Gianpaolo Chiriaco is an Italian researcher who's in Chicago studying African-American vocality. What is vocality, you ask? It's the entirety of values, qualities and techniques related to voice, independent of language.
So, think about the voice not...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:25 AM
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera driving the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial bandwagon, there nevertheless is room for other local organizations to climb on board.
Chicago Opera Theater is doing so, big time, this weekend, when it dusts...