This is a rebroadcast of the Haymarket Opera Company performance from February 28, 2017.
Haymarket Opera Company inspires a culturally vibrant community and diversifies the artistic landscape of Chicago and the Midwest through the presentation of historically informed opera and oratorio from the Age of Enlightenment.
Haymarket Opera Company takes its name from both Chicago’s Haymarket Affair of 1886 which gave focus to the world-wide labor movement, and from the King’s Theatre in the Haymarket District of London where Handel produced his Italian operas.
For 9 seasons HOC has been enriching the musical community of Chicago and the Midwest with performances of 17th- and 18th-century operas and oratorios using period instruments and historically informed staging conventions. HOC debuted with Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo in 2011, and has since given 17 operatic productions and numerous concert performances. The company has received glowing reviews in the Chicago Tribune, Italy’s L’Opera, Opera News, and Early Music America. The New York Times praised HOC’s “finely played, carefully sung, lovingly detailed period performance.”
Alongside established cultural institutions including the Chicago Symphony and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Haymarket Opera Company was listed as one of the Chicago Sun Times’s “Ten Best of the Decade” and the Chicago Tribune’s “Ten Best of 2019.”
Biography courtesy of the artist’s website.