Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Madama Butterfly opens (again) on Saturday night starring Patricia Racette and Stefano Secco. Listen to an exclusive interview with Ms. Racette who laughs about the challenges of live performance.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Noel Morris
Monday, October 14, 2013 by Noel Morris
[Madama Butterfly, live at 7:15 PM] One villain in opera always get booed. So many operas are based on assumptions that don’t resonate with us today, like Ernani’s pledge to commit suicide (who would honor such a thing?), or Leonora’s retreat into a monastery in “La forza del destino.” “Madama Butterfly,” on the other hand
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Noel Morris
Puerto Rican-American soprano Ana María Martínez is as natural on-stage at the Metropolitan Opera, as she is before a roomful of high school students. Currently singing the lead in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of La Bohème, Ms. Martinez uses her free time to rest and to catch up with old friends–in this case, more…