A new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opens tonight uses an ancient tale to explore a modern problem. It fast-forwards Handel’s “Hercules” to America, today. Hercules becomes an American general who’s returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
At last week's Paper Machete, Chicago's Michael Patrick Thornton recapped a live announcement made by The Lyric Opera made about their first ever Creative Consultant position, to be filled by opera star Renée Fleming.
American soprano Renee Fleming, 51, has been named Creative Consultant for Lyric Opera of Chicago and Vice-President of the Lyric Board of Trustees. The five-year appointment, effective immediately, was made at 4PM Thursday (Dec.