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Austin Lyric Opera
What the 'Faust' – an opera with a nightclub scene?
"...and timeless. So, even though composer Charles Gounod's 1859 operatic adaptation was originally set in medieval Germany, director Bernard..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Best Addition To A Three-Opera Season
A Fourth Opera From Austin Lyric Opera
"...Four cheers for Austin Lyric Opera, where the fours have been wild these..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Rock Opera
Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. His journey instead takes him on a tour through the college-town underground.
"...clear that, despite a step up to 16mm, the Austin-based, self-taught filmmaker hasn't compromised much of the flagrantly deviant..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Review: Gilbert & Sullivan Austin’s The McAdo
Spry rewrite of the classic operetta swaps kimonos for kilts
"...In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm an opera ignoramus and arguably the least qualified person in the..."

June 17, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...Here comes the 23rd annual Austin Museum Day, citizen, that free celebration of art, culture,..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Southern Soap Opera
The Drive-by Truckers' two-night stand.
" the fall of 2001 during the Southern Rock Opera tour. His replacement, the cherubic Alabaman Jason Isbell, became..."

May 4, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Five Recommended Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
In which your local cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...out and about and experiencing some of what goodness Austin’s got to offer, artwise:..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

New Austin Music You Can Enjoy at Home
What we’re spending our time with
"...Crockett celebrated his 36th birthday holed up in South Austin alongside his girlfriend and dog – and a new..."

April 3, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
"...the Big Boys, whose scathing punk for a classed-up Austin Music Awards show audience visited the genre’s desired effect..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Doug Freeman

Austin @ Large: Access of Evil
It's a conspiracy! Defending Austin from the music network.
"...Just when I thought the interminable soap opera of the Austin Music Network couldn't get any more..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

New Drive-In Cinemas Lighting Up Austin
The movies you want to see with the social distancing you demand
" back (courtesy of the pandemic), and this week Austin is adding three additional outdoor screens. Two established theatres..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Songwriting Genius Daniel Johnston Dead at 58
Eccentric singer-songwriter reportedly died of heart attack
"...Johnston, the influential singer-songwriter and visual artist who painted Austin’s famous “Hi How Are You” frog mural on the..."

Sept. 11, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events This Weekend
On the weekend before that SXSW thing engulfs us all, yes
"...calm, but not the doldrums – because this is Austin, see, and there’s always plenty of worthwhile diversions from..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Into The Black Hole at Other Worlds Austin
Director Gary Nelson on Disney's sci-fi epic, returning this weekend
"...explodes back on the big screen at Other Worlds Austin this weekend, director Gary Nelson will be easy to..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Having a Riot: The Chaotic and Beautiful Birth of the Austin Music Awards
"...for the 1984-85 show on March 6 at the Austin Opera House. Some major acts verbally committed to play,..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Louis Black

7 Roky Erickson Moments at the Austin Music Awards
"...1986: The 1985/86 Austin Music Awards took place at the Austin Opera House..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature

Austin Creative Alliance Honors 2016
ACA salutes SVT, Byrd, Brooks, Seibert, Willenzik at the ND
"...because of that, each is being honored by the Austin Creative Alliance at the North Door tonight...."

Nov. 16, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mavericks Tame Rodeo Austin
Raul Malo’s caballeros take opening weekend to the cantina
" one could stay on the bull tonnage, Rodeo Austin still broke the bank. Paradise weather and the Mavericks..."

March 14, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...than a year – do you know where your Austin Climate Protection Plan is?..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...wanted everyone else in theatre to go, too. But Austin theatre is nothing if not persistent. Like the character..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...Since 1998, the Austin Museum Partnership has coordinated Austin Museum Day, a free..."

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

A Night at the Opera
Jon Else's Sing Faster, showing this Wednesday as part of the Texas Documentary Tour, shows us opera Like we've never seen it before from the stagehands' perspective.
"...Sure, opera's an acquired taste; many find it hard to sit..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Austin Lyric Opera: Pittsburgh Opera's Kevin Patterson takes the reins
Kevin Patterson of Pittsburgh Opera has been hired to serve as Austin Lyric Opera's new general director
"...Austin Lyric Opera has a new face. Last week, the..."

July 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede
The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity
"..."live music capital of the world" thing, you include opera in the mix, right? Well, you should. Austin Lyric..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spotlight on Opera
In this training program, divas make room for regular folks to belt arias
"...Think opera is the sole province of degreed divas and baccalaureate-boasting..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

An Opera for Wartime
Philip Glass' Waiting for the Barbarians arrives when its message is urgently needed
"...military campaign. Waiting for the Barbarians is the latest opera by Philip Glass, an adaptation of the novel by..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

To Boldly Go Where No Opera Has Gone Before Opera: The Next Generation
"...Opera smells of age. That isn't meant as a slap..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Arts Feature

Austin's One Ounce Opera vs. Nickelback
Almost literally. And that's just part of this event.
"...diabolical antics – are exactly what the members of Austin's acclaimed One Ounce Opera will be trying to do..."

Sept. 29, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Lyric Opera
ALO is selling its headquarters and losing its community music school
"...latest drastic move to address its seven-figure financial crisis, Austin Lyric Opera has opted to sell its headquarters on..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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