Andrew reflects on the late opera impresario and Salzburg Festival intendant Gerard Mortier.
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Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
There’s opera in Chicago, and Andrew tells you about it in this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reads poetry relating to Homer’s Odyssey from a recent issue of Poetry Magazine.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s staging of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, comment’s on the extension of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Riccardo Muti’s contract, and more.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on the lives of Deborah Sobol and Pete Seeger.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on the life of Maestro Claudio Abaddo, who died Monday at the age of 80.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew review’s VOX 3 Collective’s Chicago premiere of Denmark’s national opera, Carl Neilsen’s Maskarade.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew looks back at 2013 and provides his top ten.