Lyric Opera of Chicago
Read my recently-published program notes for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of “Carmen”!
“If you distill opera down to its basics, its telling stories through words and music. Though many regard it as old art form and ask what relevance it could have to now, when you distill it down, it has utter universality. It transcends centuries, continents, and ethnicities. We produce a most-relevant cultural service.” Thoughts on opera and more from Anthony Freud, General Director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Bel Canto represents a true coming together on Lyric’s behalf. The company assembled the creative, production, and performance team to create an opera that not only feels truly unique, but also inspiring in its diversity.