Pick of the Week:

What’s up at the Lyric?

They’ve just announced next season, built around what appears to be the Chicago stage premiere of Berlioz’s Les Troyens. Larry Johnson has full details here on

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New opera chief in Midwest

Ryan Taylor has been named president and general director of Minnesota Opera, starting in May. He comes from Opera Arizona.   It’s the bow-tie that

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The cellist returns

The moment in Truly, Madly Deeply when Alan Rickman, whose death was announced today, comes back from the beyond. Juliet Stevenson is his ‘widow’. No-one

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