“The Only Thing I Want To See in Opera is a Good Story” — Librettist Wende Persons on Patience & Sarah and Patience

Librettist Wende Persons on the creation of Patience & Sarah, an opera based on a self-published novel by Isabel Miller (aka Alma Routsong) of the same name. Third Eye Theatre Ensemble's production runs through October 21 at Chicago's Theater Wit.

Lyric Opera says labor deal reached with striking musicians

A statement released by the music company Saturday night says the agreement would extend through the 2020-21 season, if ratified by members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208.

How One Chord Changed the World: “Tristan” at 150

If you’re a music lover, you may have heard of the so-called “Tristan chord” from Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. Audiences were stunned to hear this infamous harmony when the opera premiered on June 10, 1865 in Munich, Germany. As Tristan turns 150, let’s take a look at what makes the Tristan chord so unique. The “Vorspiel,” or Prelude, to Tristan begins with with a “dissonant” chord. The terms “consonance” ...

What If Nina Simone Had Been a Classical Pianist?

Before Nina Simone became one of America’s most iconic jazz musicians, she wanted to have a career as a classical pianist.

Minnesota Orchestra To Perform Historic Concerts in Cuba

On Friday, May 15 from 7:00 CT Central until 10:00 pm, WFMT will join American Public Media for a live broadcast from the Teatro Nacional in Havana, Cuba, featuring the Minnesota Orchestra.