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Reviews of Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago, March 2018

Faust Chicago Press Reviews

 

*1—Daily Herald (Natalia Dagenhart)  3-20-18

http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180320/lyric-opera-wraps-up-stunning-new-production-of-faust

2—SCHMOPERA  (Hannah De Priest)  3-6-18

https://www.schmopera.com/a-kind-of-twisted-egotistical-apotheosis-faust-in-chicago/

3—OperaWire  (Santosh Venkataraman)   3-7-18

http://operawire.com/lyric-opera-of-chicago-2017-18-review-faust-frames-unique-concepts-combine-with-glorious-singing-from-ailyn-perez-ben-bernheim/

4—Daily Herald  (Scott C. Morgan)  3-6-18

http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180306/lyric-operas-new-faust-a-visual-bounty-of-john-frames-surreal-art

5—Splash Magazines   (Suzanne Magnuson)  3-8-18

https://splashmags.com/index.php/2018/03/08/the-lyric-operas-fabulous-faust-must-be-seen-to-be-believed/

6—Bachtrack  (Katherine Syer)  3-20-18

https://bachtrack.com/review-faust-newbury-perez-bernheim-van-horn-lyric-chicago-march-2018

*7—Theater in Chicago  (Overview of Reviews)   3-21-18

https://www.theatreinchicago.com/faust/9142/

8—Seen and Heard International  (James L. Zychowicz)  3-3-18

http://seenandheard-international.com/2018/03/newbury-and-his-colleagues-deliver-a-riveting-faust/

9—Buzz Center Stage (John Accrocco)  3-6-18

http://buzznews.net/theatre/theatre-reviews/item/4394-review-faust-at-lyric-opera-of-chicago.html

10—Chicago Theater and Arts  (Jodie Jacobs)  3-8-18

http://chicagotheaterandarts.com/tag/faust/#sthash.x5prGADb.dpbs

11—Chicago Stage Review (Venus Zarris)  3-7-18

http://www.chicagostagereview.com/faust-lyric-opera-review/

12—Spotlight on Lake (Jeffrey Leibham)  3-13-18

http://www.spotlightonlake.com/faust-review-jeffrey-leibham

13—Classical Voice North America  (Lawerence B. Johnson)  3-6-18

https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2018/03/06/an-old-bargain-yields-new-vocal-and-visual-riches/

 14—Loyola Phoenix  (Emma Ingrassia)  3-14-18

http://loyolaphoenix.com/2018/03/artist-brings-creative-eye-to-set-of-lyric-operas-faust/

15—Haute Tempered (Molly Tullis)  3-16-18

http://www.hautetempered.com/lyric-operas-production-of-faust-is-devilishly-good/

16—NewCity Stage (Aaron Hunt)  3-8-18

https://www.newcitystage.com/2018/03/08/deal-of-a-lifetime-a-review-of-faust-at-lyric-opera-of-chicago/

17—Crain’s Chicago Business  (Graham Meyer)  3-9-18 Top Ten Classical Performances to Catch (Faust #1)(Fellow Travelers)

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180309/ISSUE01/180309920/10-classical-performances-to-catch

18—-Chicago Tribune (John von Rhein) (Pre)  3-7-18

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/vonrhein/ct-ent-classical-lyric-faust-preview-0228-story.html

19—Chicago Sun-Times  (Nancy Malitz) (Pre)  3-2-18

https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/design-team-transforms-lyric-operas-faust-into-multi-sensory-opera-experience/

20—Chicago on the isle (Nancy Malitz)  3-8-18

https://chicagoontheaisle.com/2018/03/08/faust-at-lyric-opera-the-vibe-is-american-accent-clearly-french-and-a-stylish-devil-rules/

21—The Chicago Maroon (Jade Yan)  3-6-18

https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2018/3/6/lyric-opera-puts-surreal-twist-faust/

22—Windy City Times (Kerry Reid)  3-5-18

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/OPERA-REVIEW-Faust-/62108.html

23—Daily Herald (Scoitt C. Morgan)(Pre)  2-28-18

https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180225/suburban-soprano-ailyn-perez-finds-lyrics-faust-role-too-good-to-pass-up

24—Opera Warhorses (William)  3-12-18

https://www.operawarhorses.com/2018/03/14/review-benjamin-bernheim-leads-superb-faust-cast-lyric-opera-of-chicago-march-12-2018/

25—El BeiSMan  (Leon Leiva Gallardo)  3-6-18

http://www.elbeisman.com/article.php?action=read&id=1590

26—Chicago Reader (Deanna Isaacs)  3-15-18

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/faust/Event?oid=41965287

* Reviews at or near the end of the run.

Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago

 

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced their 2017/2018 schedule.  A new production of Charles Gounod’s Faust Premiers in March 2018. The Production Credits will include:

Kevin Newbury   Director

John Frame  Production Designer

Vita Tzykun   Set and Costume Designer

David Adam Moore   Projection Designer

Duane Schuler   Lighting Designer

Academy Award for The Swan Girl

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) has given Johnny Coffeen one of this year’s Academy Awards for Student Directed Films for his work on “The Swan Girl.”  The 15 minute short is an experimental live action/stop-motion production in the “Alternative” category,  and was one of 17 films worldwide to be receive the Award  in 2016.  This was Coffeen’s MFA film at the David Lynch Film School.  In addition to Directing and Editing the film, Coffeen also co-wrote the Screenplay with artist John Frame. Frame is credited for Production Design, Animation, Score and Acting in the film.

NOTE from John: I am not currently providing a link to the Swan Girl pending a new edit of the material into my preferred final cut.  I hope to complete this in the near future, but for now, here is the Original Trailer:

Announcement of the Awards Link

 

Production Still from the Swan Girl