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Archive for November 8, 2013

Web Exclusive: Inside Parsifal

Director John Caird

Lyric Opera of Chicago gets set for Round 3, their third production of the 2013-2014 season. It seems no LOC season is complete without at least one of the German composer’s operas/music dramas/or stage-consecrating festival plays, as he referred to this one. We’re talking about Richard Wagner’s final opus, Parsifal.

Director John Caird and designer Johan Engels underwent an intense process together, grappling with the many layers contained within the score

Web Exclusive: A Conversation with Gil Shaham

Violinist Gil Shaham

Violinist Gil Shaham talks Star Wars, the violin and the New York Knicks. He is in Chicago with his old friend, the film legend John Williams. Mr. Shaham sat down with Noel Morris after a rehearsal with Mr. Williams and the CSO on Thursday. He will be performing with Williams and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this weekend, including the celebrated film scores to Schindler’s List, Fiddler on the Roof