One of the perks of being an ensemble member of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera is getting to learn from the best. On Monday’s Ryan Opera Center broadcast, Danish baritone Bo Skovhus makes a little cameo. He’s provided some coaching for the Ryan singers for this recital; he also steps up
Archive for March 3, 2014
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Everyone knows the Volga Boatman Song. It’s been suggested there’s a little of the Volga Boatman in every Russian composer—but what does that mean? Does it come from Russian folk music? Is it an attitude? How does the Russian identity shape the art? How does Russia’s art
It’s the day after the Academy Award ceremony, and Oscar-winning composer Nino Rota (The Godfather II) headlines ICA’s program. Rota famously scored Fellini films, as well as Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet. His name often crosses the lips of Chicago maestro Riccardo Muti; Rota was the maestro’s teacher and mentor