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Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili of the Joffrey Ballet in Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago. Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography

An Exciting Collaboration Between Two Giants of Chicago's Arts Scene

Daniel Hautzinger

Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice revolutionized opera two and a half centuries ago, and now it inaugurates a new collaboration rife with possibilities between two of Chicago's largest arts organizations, the Joffrey Ballet and Lyric Opera. Their production airs Friday, January 18 on Great Performances
Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo and Diana Damrau as Juliette in Gounod's opera at the Met. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette' at the Met

Daniel Hautzinger

On Friday, April 14 at 9:00 pm, watch the Met's production of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette on Great Performances. Revisit an interview with the director Bartlett Sher by our sister station WFMT from his time in Chicago in which he discusses Shakespeare and opera, and explore photos of the production.
Brett Sparks of The Handsome Family, John Prine, and Shemekia Copeland. (Paul Natkin, courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago)

The "Rich Tapestry" of "Chicago Voices"

Daniel Hautzinger

Meet the stellar local talents who performed in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Chicago Voices" concert. From opera to blues, gospel to rap, the gamut of Chicago's diverse musical styles is covered by Shemekia Copeland, John Prine, Lupe Fiasco, and more.
Lyric Opera of Chicago's World Premiere of 'Bel Canto.'

"One of the Things Art Can Do For Us": 'Bel Canto' the Opera

Daniel Hautzinger

On January 13, Great Performances broadcasts 'Bel Canto' the opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, which gave the world premiere in December 2015.
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