COT Season Preview with Lidiya Yankovskaya

September 11, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Portrait of Lidiya Yankovskaya in black suit, fall landscape background
Lidiya Yankovskaya (Photo: Kate Lemmon)

This week, Lidiya Yankovskaya, the Staley Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater, is Oliver’s guest. COT’s 2021-22 season boasts some exciting firsts: Jamie Barton in her role debut as Carmen opposite Stephanie Blythe in the tenor role of Don José; a world premiere opera by Errollyn Wallen; and the Chicago premiere of Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus. Yankovskaya curates a playlist of artists and composers who will be featured at COT.


Playlist to include works by Mark Adamo, Shawn Okpebholo, & Errollyn Wallen; and performances by Jamie Barton and Stephanie Blythe.