Giuseppe Verdi writes so eloquently about being human, one can wallow in Lyric Opera’s La traviata, and go home feeling completely satisfied. It’s a great “first opera” for your friends. It’s also one of those tales that nags at your subconscious, and keeps you googling
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by Noel Morris
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At Lyric Opera of Chicago, makeup artist Chantelle Marie Johnson doesn’t sashay with Frank Lopardo or Thomas Hampson; but her work does. Transforming the world’s opera stars into fictional characters takes artistry, inventiveness and above all, a sense of humor.