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Emily Riederer

Emily Riederer is a 2012 graduate of Naperville North High School.

View of Opera – Scalia/Ginsburg Opera – and a Farewell to PN

As the nation mourned the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last month, many contemplated his legal legacy which endures in his decisions,...

View of Opera – Chicago Voices

It’s no secret to opera fans that Illinois is home to great musical talent. In recent years, Lyric Opera fans have seen Wheeling native...

View of Opera – New year, new works

The Lyric Opera of Chicago debut of Bel Canto last month was the company’s first major commission and world premiere since A Wedding in...

View of Opera – Lyric Opera opens unique commission

This month, the Lyric Opera of Chicago raises the curtain on its world premiere of Jimmy Lopez’s Bel Canto. This exciting new work features...

View of Opera – Lyric Opera exhibit recognizes creative women

A fellow opera fan once remarked that opera was the ultimate art – attending both a play and a symphony at once. This season,...

View of Opera – So You Think You Can Sing

Television shows such as America’s Got Talent and its British counterpart bill performers as the next operatic superstar as soon as one decides to...

View of Opera – Opera in Concert

On Friday, Sep. 11, at 7:30PM, passionate opera fans and casual passers-by will gather at the annual Stars of the Lyric Opera at Millennium...

View of Opera – ‘Il Tabarro’

Chicago Opera Theatre’s inclusion of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in its 2015-2016 season is surprising given the company’s “opera less ordinary” tagline. Schicchi hardly qualifies,...

View of Opera – Claudia Cassidy, Chicago Opera Critic

PN’s “A View of Opera” has always celebrated opera and the organizations who bring it to the Chicago area. Long-time Chicago Tribune arts critic...

View of Opera – Variations on a Theme

As the success of director Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella film demonstrated earlier this year, some tales endure the test of time and countless adaptations. The stories both of Cinderella and of Romeo and Juliet are two such classics, which have been depicted countless times in literature, art, music, dance, theatre, and film. Beginning this summer, Chicagoans can look forward to experiencing multiple interpretations of these classic tales over the next artistic season. Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet are coming to Lyric next season, while Prokofiev’s ballets of the same stories are coming to both concert and ballet stages.

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