Chicago Opera Theater presents a world-premiere opera, “Elizabeth Cree,” by the team of composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, who together created the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night.
When conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya was recently named the new music director of Chicago Opera Theater, she became the only woman to hold that title with a major American opera company. Get to know Yankovskaya in this video interview.
Anyone who’s ever tried to sing or play an instrument knows that hard work and practice are essential to make a performance successful. But performing music from memory presents another challenge. The repetitions Glass uses make memorizing his music particularly difficult.
Chicago Opera Theater announced its 2017-18 season: three operas, including a world-premiere co-production with Opera Philadelphia, to be staged at the newly-renovated Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building. COT’s 44th season begins with three performances of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul on November 4, 10 and 12, 2017. Patricia Racette performs the role of Magda, following her COT debut …