Monday, February 13, 2012

Tickets Selling Fast for Shows at Lyric Opera of Chicago and New York City Opera

Ashley Brown & Nathan Gunn Photo: Dan Rest

There was some discontent among Lyric Opera of Chicago subscribers when they announced that Jerome Kern's "Show Boat" was going to be part of the season.

However, the lively production, led by barihunk Nathan Gunn as Ravenal has been a huge success. The show was directed by the honorary godmother of Barihunks, Francesca Zambella, who continues to produce and direct some of the most successful shows in opera.

Lawrence A. Johnson in the Chicago Classical Review wrote:
Nathan Gunn was born to play the role of the handsome, irresponsible gambler Ravenal. 
Ashley Brown & Nathan Gunn Photo by Robert Kusel/Lyric Opera of Chicago
Performance run through March 17th and are available at the Lyric Opera of Chicago website. Some shows have limited seating, so order today if you plan on attending.

Speaking of limited seating, the New York City is back with a vengeance. Thanks to some generous donors, all remaining seats are just $25.00. Click HERE to buy tickets to see barihunk Randal Turner in Rufus Wainwright's "Prima Donna" or Philip Cutlip and Rod Gilfry in Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

The New Yorker recommends Prima Donna


1 comment:

  1. KA-BOOM!!...and just like that, Lyric shows us that they do have what it takes to do grand opera in grand style, and thus, deserve to play in the big league of opera. I'd like to think that it was the constructive staging and costume criticism in my M Butterfly review that woke them up after two mediocre staging performances, but for whatever the reason, tonight they brought their United Center seating chart
    A game, and nailed! The Friday performance of "The Barber of Seville was nothing short of across the board spectacular. The performers new it, as did the audience. So, where to begin...