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'American Masters' Features an Opera Singer with Ties to Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger

J'Nai Bridges, the subject of a new American Masters documentary, was a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center for three years, and is currently singing Carmen at the Lyric. She has also worked with the Chicago area composer Shawn E. Okpebholo.

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

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.

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.

"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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