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Thursday, February 7, 2013

PARSIFAL, OTELLO, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and More Highlight Lyric Opera of

As Lyric Opera of Chicago approaches its 60th anniversary, the company on Thursday announced a 2013-14 season of eight operas largely consisting of the tried, the true and the Italian. Continuing the conservative programming put into place by retired more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 2/7/2013 4:09:22 PM -08:00 )

Actor who caught on fire at Chicago opera rehearsal flashes OK sign as he's
Actor who caught on fire at Chicago opera rehearsal flashes OK sign as heA fire-breathing stilt-walker whose head caught fire during an opera rehearsal left hospital today with his first and second-degree burns wrapped in bandages. Wesley Daniel, 24, was working on a production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago when the horrific more
Daily Mail ( 2/7/2013 3:50:34 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera of Chicago fire-blower burned during rehearsal released from hospital
MAYWOOD, Ill. — A fire-blowing stilt-walker with the Lyric Opera of Chicago who suffered second-degree burns during a dress rehearsal was released from the hospital Thursday. Dr. Arthur Sanford of Loyola University Medical Center said Wesley Daniel, 24, more
Washington Post ( 2/7/2013 3:35:25 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera actor in fire-breathing accident out of hospital
Chicago actor Wesley Daniel was released Thursday from Loyola University Medical Center, where he was treated for second-degree burns after catching fire during a Lyric Opera dress rehearsal earlier in the week. "He's had a really good last 24 hours," more
Chicago Tribune ( 2/7/2013 2:07:15 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera actor burned during rehearsal leaves hospital
Wesley Daniel, an actor burned while playing a fire-breathing stilt walker during a Lyic Opera dress rehearsal, was released this afternoon from Loyola University Medical Center. "He's had a really good last 24 hours," Clifton Daniel, the actor's father, said more
Chicago Tribune ( 2/7/2013 1:39:36 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera of Chicago 2013-14 season at a glance
The last time Verdi's “Otello” opened a Lyric season was back in 2001, when Peter Hall's production was seen here for the first time. This time around, the moor of Venice will be sung by Johan Botha, on view here this month and next as Walther in Wagner's more
Chicago Tribune ( 2/7/2013 1:17:12 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera of Chicago season full of greatest hits
Lyric Opera's 2013-14 season will be given over almost entirely to bread-and-butter repertory designed, at least in part, to ensure the company's sizable ticket sales don't flag in a still-weakened economy. Although Lyric enjoys the largest subscription rolls of more
Chicago Tribune ( 2/7/2013 1:01:41 PM -08:00 )

Doctor says fire-breathing stilt-walker should heal in 2 weeks
Lyric Opera stilt walker, Wesley Daniel was released from Loyola University Medical Center, Thursday, February 7, 2013. storyidforme: 44287321 tmspicid: 16402420 fileheaderid: 7370054. Article Extras. Story Image. Updated: February 7, 2013 7:57PM more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 2/7/2013 11:52:32 AM -08:00 )

Oh, well...
Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 5.58.28 PM I guess the frightening accident at the dress rehearsal for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg" removes from my arsenal of wry quips that, to me, the opera is just the same thing more
Chicago Tribune (blog) ( 2/6/2013 4:07:24 PM -08:00 )

Probe launched after opera fire-spitter burned onstage
Probe launched after opera fire-spitter burned onstageU.S. health and safety officials have opened a probe into a fiery on-stage stunt at the Lyric Opera of Chicago this week that left a performer with second-degree burns to his face. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has already sent an officer to more
CBC.ca ( 2/6/2013 12:35:20 PM -08:00 )

PARSIFAL, OTELLO, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and More Highlight Lyric Opera of
Lyric Opera of Chicago and its general director, Anthony Freud, announced the lineup for Lyric's 2013-14 season todaY. Joseph Calleja, Joyce DiDonato, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani, and Patricia Racette are more
Broadway World ( 2/7/2013 5:32:20 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera of Chicago Commits to Five Rodgers & Hammerstein Hits; Opera
The major musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will find a home at Lyric Opera of Chicago between 2013 and 2017, the Lyric's general director Anthony Freud announced on Feb. 7. Following the coming spring production of Oklahoma!, the more
Playbill.com ( 2/7/2013 3:59:47 PM -08:00 )

Lyric leans toward tradition in announcing 2013-14 season
The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced a very traditional eight-opera lineup for the 2013-14 season. It features Verdi's Shakespearean tragedy "Otello" (eight performances from Oct. 5-Nov. 2); Puccini's tear-jerker of bigamy and cultural misunderstanding, more
Chicago Daily Herald ( 2/7/2013 3:52:48 PM -08:00 )

Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal Quickly
Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal QuicklyCHICAGO (STMW) – A horrifying moment captured on film had a happy ending on Thursday, as a Lyric Opera performer burned during a fire-breathing act this week went home from the hospital. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports a heavily bandaged more
CBS2 Chicago ( 2/7/2013 3:24:38 PM -08:00 )

Actor Injured in Fire-Breathing Stunt Returns Home
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DNAinfo ( 2/7/2013 3:10:47 PM -08:00 )

Actor injured in fire stunt at opera released from hospital
Actor injured in fire stunt at opera released from hospitalHe was released from the hospital following treatment for the burns he suffered during a rehearsal at the Lyric Opera. All bandaged up, Wesley Daniel gave the "ok" sign in a photo taken shortly before the 24-year-old's release from Loyola University Medical more
ABC7Chicago.com ( 2/7/2013 3:06:53 PM -08:00 )

Actor Burned At Lyric Opera Released From Hospital
Actor Burned At Lyric Opera Released From HospitalA photo of Wesley Daniel released Thursday shows part of the actor's face and neck bandaged from injuries sustained while performing in “Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg" at Lyric Opera of Chicago. advertisement. Click Here! Photos and Videos more
NBC Chicago ( 2/7/2013 2:13:30 PM -08:00 )

Lyric Opera announces a safety-first 2013-14 season centered on Italian standards
Lyric Opera announces a safety-first 2013-14 season centered on Italian standardsAna Maria Martinez will star in two Lyric Opera productions in 2013-14, Verdi's “Otello” and Dvořák's “Rusalka.” “Long Live Passion!” may be the Lyric Opera of Chicago's current PR slogan but the conservative lineup for the company's 59th season suggests more
Chicago Classical Review ( 2/7/2013 1:05:39 PM -08:00 )

Actor burned in Lyric Opera stunt released from hospital
Actor burned in Lyric Opera stunt released from hospitalThe actor who was injured in a Lyric Opera fire stunt gone wrong was released from the hospital this afternoon. Doctors say Wesley Daniel, 24, was extremely fortunate not to suffer injuries to his eyes when a fireball flared up in front of his face. The young more
WGNtv.com ( 2/7/2013 12:49:19 PM -08:00 )

Opera performer recovering from burns
A Lyric Opera performer remains hospitalized with second-degree facial burns after attempting to spit fire during a rehearsal, the Chicago Tribune said. Wesley Daniel, 24, was injured Monday while practicing the stunt, which somehow went awry. Stagehands more
FireEngineering.com ( 2/7/2013 1:34:04 AM -08:00 )