MJ Chen

Arts Editor

CONTRIBUTIONS

The composer is dead

License to trill: A chat with law student/flutist Caroline Wong

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May 2, 2014

The Composer is Dead

A sneak peek behind the velvet curtain

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April 18, 2014

Lady of the lake: Martínez makes waves as voiceless lead

"As Rusalka, her silence is alien in a world of song—she makes the glittering royal court her desert. There’s a desperation in her movement that’s both heart-wrenching and captivating to watch."

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March 6, 2014

For two days only, CSO brings Schubert mass to life

As led by conductor Riccardo Muti, Schubert’s Mass in A-flat, a 30-minute piece from the “master of song,” proves to indeed be timeless.

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February 7, 2014

The Barber of Seville steals the show with Figaro at the Lyric

In its latest production, Rossini's classic makes for the perfect rom-com for you and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day.

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February 4, 2014

The Lyric’s Die Fledermaus is Die party of the season

A lively and unforced comedy, this classic operetta finds a star in supporting performer Daniela Fally.

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January 14, 2014

La Traviata just shy of magnifique

The opera, a narrative of French love and tuberculosis, is a near-miss for the usually excellent Lyric.

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November 26, 2013

For the Lyric Opera, Wagner’s Parsifal is Holy Grail

Arthurian legend provides "intense, spiritual moments" for opera fans.

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November 22, 2013

New assistant organist to perform at weekly show

Coming through the pipeline: Phillip Kloeckner takes care to play both classics and throbbing club hits during his Wednesday Rockefeller concerts.

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October 29, 2013

Big laughs as CSO stages nightmare on South Michigan

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo don wigs, play pop tunes at the CSO.

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October 22, 2013