March 5, 2019

The New York Times ran an article titled ‘Opera Has a Problem: Fans Aren’t Subscribing’, by Michael Cooper (Dec. 21, 2018). In it,  General Director Anthony Freud reasoned that, because subscriptions are down, he had to take steps to shorten the opera season, give fewe...

March 4, 2019

Violinist Bing Jing Yu performs at Prentice Hospital as part of Sharing Notes, an organization devoted to bringing comfort and joy to Chicago hospital patients through the power of live music.

March 3, 2019

What do a furloughed TSA agent and a short, late-middle-aged opera violinist have in common?  More than you might think.

My family and I traveled to Oklahoma this December to continue an important tradition established after the death of my mother in 2003, spending Chri...

March 2, 2019

The beautiful graphic above highlights some, but not all, of the colleges, universities, and conservatories Lyric Opera Orchestra members attended. In a survey of 51 musicians (there are more of us, but not all are the survey-taking type), we have:

50 bachelor’s degre...

March 1, 2019

Remember this little nugget? Back in March of 2018 we featured bassist Ian Hallas' new kitten, Perseus. A lot can change in a year. Ian is now Acting Principal Bass, he and his girlfriend Nomin got married (June 20), and Perseus is a little over a year old.

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