Carmen returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago in a new thought-provoking production

United StatesUnited States Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Children’s Chorus – Uniting Voices Chicago, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, 11.3.2023. (JLZ)

J’Nai Bridges as Carmen and Charles Castronovo as Don José © Todd Rosenberg

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A triumphant premiere of The Brightness of Light at Lyric Opera of Chicago

United StatesUnited States Kevin Puts, The Brightness of Light: Renée Fleming (soprano), Rod Gilfry (baritone), Wendall K. Harrington (production design), Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Enrique Mazzola (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, 8.10.2022. (JLZ)

Enrique Mazzola, Renée Fleming, Rod Gilfry in The Brightness of Light © Robert Kusel

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Outstanding concert version of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Un ballo in maschera (concert version): Soloists, Chorus and Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Symphony Center, Chicago, 25.6.2022. (JLZ)

Un ballo in maschera with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, chorus and soloists © Todd Rosenberg

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