Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Margaret Garner Coverage in the Chicago Sun-Times

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The Chicago Sun-Times featured a preview of Margaret Garner on Sunday, October 25. Critic Wynne Delacoma gave readers an idea on how tragic the plot of the opera is by opening her article with "The tale couldn't be more gut wrenching or the underlying issue more compelling."

Read more here.

Margaret Garner
will run at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University November 1-9, 2008.

Tickets are available:
Phone: 312-902-1500
In person: Auditorium box office (located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL, open from noon-6 p.m, Monday-Friday)
Groups (10+): 312-431-2357

Photo by John Grigaitis. Denyce Graves.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Margaret Garner Video Preview

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The Chicago premiere of Margaret Garner is this Saturday!

"A Little More Time" performed by Denyce Graves, Gregg Baker, Mary Elizabeth Williams and the Michigan Opera Theater Chorus.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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The Chicago Defender featured a preview on the opera Margaret Garner - starring Denyce Graves and Tracie Luck.

The engagement is set to run November 1-9, 2008.

Read the Chicago Defender article.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Margaret Garner Media Coverage in Detroit.

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"The even more satisfying the second time around."
- Detroit Free Press

Michigan Opera Theatre re-opened Toni Morrison and Richard Danielpour's Margaret Garner on October 17, 2008, a little over three years after its world premiere in 2005. The critically acclaimed opera starring Denyce Graves (performs on November 1 and 2) and Tracie Luck (performs on November 6, 8 and 9)* will open at the Auditorium November 1-9, 2008.

Read the rest of the Detroit Free Press review.

Click here for more information on Margaret Garner in Chicago.

For tickets, visit, call 312-902-1500, or visit the Auditorium box office (open from noon-6 p.m, Monday-Friday) located at 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL

* Casting schedule subject to change.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Kirov prima ballerina speaks at a Fireside Chat.

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Auditorium season subscribers had the unique opportunity to see the Kirov's prima ballerina, Diana Vishneva, up close and personal at our Fireside Chat this evening.

Subscribers learned how Vishneva prepares for a performance, made her role as Giselle famous and some of her other passions when she's not dancing.

Everyone chuckles as a subscriber exclaims "Good!" when Diana explains Albrecht's immense guilt for keeping his true identity from Giselle - ultimately causing her death.

(Left to right) Moderator Lucia Mauro, Diana Vishneva and President of Ardani Artists Management, Inc, Sergei Danilian pose for a picture after the chat.

One subscriber exclaims, "She's simply stunning!"
while enjoying some light hors d'oeuvres and wine after the Chat.

Although the first show of the season has passed, you can still subscribe to the American Series! Season subscribers enjoy exclusive invitations to Fireside Chats through out the season as well as pre-paid parking and exchange privileges as well as other exclusive perks.
To order your season subscription or learn more, call 312-431-2357.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Kirov Media Coverage

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The Kirov Ballet (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet) returned to the Auditorium to stun audiences and critics alike with their bravura solosits, graceful corps and stellar orchestra October 1-5, 2008. Below are pictures from their engagement:

Critics from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times raved about the performance - especially super star prima ballerina Diana Vishneva's portrayal of Giselle.

Read Sid Smith's Chicago Tribune article.

Read Hedy Weiss' Chicago Sun-Times article.

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