Lyric Opera’s crowd-pleasing ‘Mikado’ sounds lovely, yet suffers from an identity crisis

Yup. That above is a production photo from Lyric Opera’s Mikado. Here’s another one: If you’re familiar with the Gilbert and Sullivan work, you’ll note that this is one singular-looking production. Where typically we enjoy the ridiculous juxtaposition of traditional kabuki-style Japanese garb with British satire and sensibilities, renowned Chicago director Gary Griffin has staged… Read More Lyric Opera’s crowd-pleasing ‘Mikado’ sounds lovely, yet suffers from an identity crisis