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Review: TexARTS Theater's Sweeney Todd
Despite fruitless tweaks to the storytelling, this is a tale worth attending
"...story being sung, the musical is damn near an opera. So much so that Austin Opera will stage its..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

This Is Who We Are #10: Austin Lyric Opera's Candide
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...– many sharing art online – which speaks to Austin's driving spirit of creativity. In tribute to that spirit,..."

May 19, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean stodgy. It..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How Local Opera Company LOLA Made the Play Lardo Weeping Sing
Peter Stopschinski’s 17-year journey to bring Terry Galloway’s outsized, outspoken agoraphobe to the stage
"...a fat lady like none you've seen hits the operatic stage, thanks to Austin company LOLA...."

March 8, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bob Schneider Ages Gracefully on Blood and Bones
New LP finds emotional resonance in personal experience
"...Today, one of Austin's most successful stay-at-home acts is in Ann Arbor. By..."

June 8, 2018 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Margaret Perry: A Life of Music
Classical community honors the late educator in concert Friday
" music, that was only fitting. So this Friday, Austin's classical community will gather at St. Martin's Lutheran to..."

May 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Opera Terminates Buckley's Contract
Artistic director said to have violated policy on harassment
"...Austin Opera announced today that it has "terminated the employment..."

Feb. 1, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Lake|Flato's Impact on Austin
The firm behind the new library has changed our city's look
"...28 has generated much buzz for Lake|Flato, the San Antonio/Austin-based architectural firm that partnered on the project with Boston's..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

SXSW Music List Four
Spoon, Kate Nash, Malcolm London, and 141 more added
"...pan-Latin songstress Gina Chavez lead a list of 36 Austin acts. Also included are: Ben Aqua, Broken Gold, Curved..."

Jan. 19, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Austin Opera's Joseph Specter Departing
General director since 2012 is off to lead Arizona Opera
" the day after he joined the staff of Austin Opera as general director, Joseph Specter has tendered his..."

April 29, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Jo Anne Christian
Arts patron, leading force in building Long Center has died
"...Serenaded by Verdi, Puccini, and other composers whose operatic works she treasured, a treasured friend of the Austin..."

Nov. 14, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

ACL Fest 2015 Friday Listings
Blurbs on the hour
"...Raleigh, N.C., sextet takes its name from a Wilco lyric, reflecting an early sensibility. 2012's Jason Isbell-produced Burn. Flicker...."

Oct. 2, 2015 Music Feature

Best Performance Space
The Long Center
"...porch), courtyard, and West Lawn: The Long isn't just Austin's best performance space, but it's our city's hallowed hall..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

News Roundup: Bullhooks and Bikes
Plus knives, fires, and schools
"...• Don't Stab Me, Bro: Austin Police arrested Jimmy Baylor Thursday night after a fight..."

Aug. 10, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014
It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large
"...epic undertaking executed with style and verve – an Austin miracle...."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014
The year saw Austin go big in classical with big-name artists and competitions coming to town, and big crowds, too
"...1) THE MENUHIN COMPETITION Austin got to host this massive international violin competition the..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Change of Aria Code
Leaving "Lyric" behind, Austin Opera launches a new era
"...Verdi's A Masked Ball have you wondering just what Austin Opera is and what happened to that other company..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best Produce Aisle Aria
Austin Lyric Opera at Central Market
"...Tosca is one of the most popular operas performed in the United States and has done much..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

Best Electrical Conductor
Richard Buckley
"...and skin tingling – when you're present for an Austin Lyric Opera production has everything to do with the..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

The Road to Urinetown
Composer Mark Hollmann on the show's creation and success
"...or keep theatres all across the land – like Austin's City Theatre right now – from mounting it. So..."

Aug. 30, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'La Femme Bohème'
Puccini's Bohemians get an all-gal makeover
" doing so in a totally new way in Austin this weekend. In a production conceived by local mezzo..."

June 20, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Undoing of Nonet were the big winners at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday, each receiving four prizes..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...nominees were before naming the winner in that category's Austin Critics Table award that it became the drinking game..."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...2013, and April 30, 2014, the members of the Austin Critics Table have agreed on the most outstanding work..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960
Blanton Museum's music series turns the clock back to minimalism's early years in Manhattan
"...For the past couple of months, Austin has had the opportunity to see minimalism in some..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera brought all the power in Puccini's opera to bear in a staging that pitted heaven against hell
"...So mighty were the forces at war in Austin Lyric Opera's recent production of Tosca that heaven and..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Don Carlo
Verdi wrote an opera lover's dream, and Austin Lyric Opera realized it with an all-star cast
" and politics in 16th century Spain, is an opera lover's dream, bursting at the seams with complex philosophical..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Arts Review by Natalie Zeldin

Austin Symphony Orchestra
ASO performs Verdi's 'Requiem' to honor JFK in the hall he never reached on Nov. 22
"...To Austin. That's right. That evening, the president was going to..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Texas Book Festival 2013
Oct. 28, 2013. 36 photos.
"...Austin Lyric Opera performers at the Music Tent on Saturday..."

Oct. 29, 2013 Photo Gallery

Playback: Austin Scared Stupid
Once again, everything hits at once
"...days are packed. As it happens so often in Austin, everything hits at once...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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