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Archive for October 14, 2015

The Women of “Figaro” on Mozart’s Women

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Behind every great man is a great woman, so the saying goes. In Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, the women often run the show. How better to learn about these fascinating female characters than from the women behind Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Mozart’s masterwork? I spoke with Barbara Gaines, the stage director, as well as the opera’s leading ladies to learn what makes the women of Figaro so fantastic.

Video: Two Italians Talk About Rossini

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Baritones Alessandro Corbelli and Vito Priante are two of the most sought-after Rossini singers today. Both are performing in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s current production of Rossini’s Cinderella, and I spoke more…