Review: Gripping “I Pagliacci” Revival at Lyric Opera of Chicago, February 25, 2009

Collaborations on new opera productions between set and costume designer Michael Yeargan and production designer Elijah Moshinsky can result in insightful experiences and are certain to be absorbing. It has been seven years since they collaborated on a new production of Ruggero  Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci” for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. That production was revived … Read more

Review: Guang Yang a Stellar Santuzza in Lyric Opera’s “Cavalleria” – Chicago, February 25, 2009

Lyric Opera has revived its 2002 productions for the “double bill” of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci”. This post reviews the “Cav”. The subsequent post will review the “Pag”. (Some of the photographs shown below are from the Chicago performances, and some are from the same production when it was shown in Houston … Read more