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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: It's Halloween. And we're playing music about ghosts and goblins and things that go "bump" in the...well, morning! We've just heard several depictions of the devil, and we have one more coming up when we hear the final scene from The Damnation of Faust. Who composed The Damnation of Faust? Answer >>
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In February of 1954 Lyric Opera founders Carol Fox, Nicola Rescigno, and Lawrence Kelly launched the first production, hoping it would inspire opera lovers to step forward and offer financial and community support for an opera company in Chicago – it did. Rescigno conducted two performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni with Nicola Rossi-Lemeni as the Don, and Eleanor Steber more...
The seriousness with which the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio performs Shostakovich or Ravel belies the fun and laughter they're sharing when they work together. Make no mistake, they can play, but one gets the sense they're modeling both meanings of the word "play." A notion which seems to spill into other aspects of their lives. more...
Combine a searing love triangle, an odious count, a long lost child, some gypsies, a civil war, a haunting, and a witch burned at the stake, and you've got Giuseppe Verdi's "Il trovatore," an opera stuffed with devices to delight theater-goers and ruin the opera's protagonists. "Il trovatore" is designed to feel like the fastest two hours and forty-five minutes in theater, with sword fights, shocking cruelty, and tender more...
When Lyric Opera of Chicago added the music theater piece Show Boat to its schedule in February of 2012, it seemed like a departure to some, a reconciliation to others. Many felt the gesture was long overdue: opera companies should produce American musicals. Lyric's production was soon staged by the Houston Grand Opera and the San Francisco Opera. American director Francesca Zambello more...
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Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor
Daniel Joness Fourth Symphony, composed in memory of the poet, was the centrepiece for this evening of striking and sensitive responses to Thomass work
Royal Festival Hall
A strong performance of Berliozs Symphony Fantastique and an intense Coriolan featured alongside sparkling Liszt from Khatia Buniatishvili Continue reading...
Appleby/Petersen/Coote/Metropolitan Opera/Robinson (Nonesuch, 2CDs)Continue reading...
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.
Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Approaching his last days as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal George...
Gov. Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, and Chad Grimm are in a mad dash to make their case to be...
Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois Governor, visits Chicago...
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Decca 478 6757 (6 CDs)
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