Tenor Jonas Kaufmann takes on Tristan, opera’s voice killer

Ten years ago, tenor Jonas Kaufmann was hesitant about taking on heavy Wagnerian roles like the hero of “Tristan und Isolde.” Now, at age 51, Kaufmann is ready to perform a role so challenging, it’s known as a voice killer.

Chicago stages drive-through Wagner in underground garage

The production is called “Twilight: Gods” and comes a year after Lyric Opera’s production of the complete Ring cycle was scuttled by the pandemic.

Playlist | Fire and Flames in 25 Pieces

Chicago’s history is inextricably tied to fire. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.

13 Pieces Inspired by Flowers and Nature [Playlist]

Many composers have also answered the call of springtime’s riotous colors during this, the blooming season.

Eric Owens To Miss Lyric’s 2020 Ring Cycle, Replacements Announced

The celebrated American bass-baritone was slated to appear as Wotan but has withdrawn because of health issues.