Bryan McGuiggin



Lyric Opera Delivers a Thrilling, Modern "Siegfried"

This fall, a re-imagined Wagner comes to Chicago.


November 8, 2018

Schubert Wanders On: Re-Composing "Winterreise"

In a new staging by Netia Jones, Hans Zender's "composed interpretation" of Schubert's "Winterreise" burnishes its source material.



August 15, 2017

Abandon All Hope: CSO Program, Soloist Disappoint Despite Compelling Direction

Even under nuanced direction, Chicago Symphony Orchestra's promising program fell short this past weekend with lukewarm performances by soloist Radu Lupu.


May 1, 2017

What Died? Funeral Music at the CSO

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra of Brahms, Mozart and Wagner offered the audience a moment of reflection, an escape from an otherwise tumultuous week.


November 14, 2016

CSO Revives the Revolution

Soloist Emanuel Ax showcased a nuanced Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1, a conventional work that proves anything but.


October 24, 2016