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Archive for November 11, 2013

No Iffy Lip Synching

Luciano Pavarotti

What do you think of this video? It’s a marvelous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti; he’s strutting around Sparafucile’s shop singing one of the most famous arias of all time. The set feels old world—and it is; director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle shot on location in Northern Italy.

What’s curious is that Pavarotti looks like he’s still acting (or not

White Hot, Yellow Lounge

Spektral Quartet

[Live at City Winery, Monday 8:00 PM] Yellow Lounge is not a place, but an idea; an out of the box experience in a sleek urban space. Crowds relish music that takes them on a journey, and then dancing to a DJ’d set a little later. These classical-meets-club shows have torn it up in Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Seoul. The instigator, Universal Music Classics just made the jump across the Atlantic for evenings in LA, and New York. Yellow Lounge comes to Chicago’s City Winery