Chicago Opera Theater Announces Three New-to-Chicago Operas for 2018/19 Season

Chicago Opera Theater today announced its 2018/19 season composed of three new-to-Chicago works, continuing the company’s commitment to presenting new and rarely performed operas.

Chicago Opera Theater brings a “bloody good” world premiere to the Windy City with “Elizabeth Cree”

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.

5 Questions with Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya [Video]

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.

“Difficult, But Worth It”: Singers Share Their Secrets to Memorizing Opera Scores by Philip Glass

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 Announces 17-18 Season Including World Premiere by Pulitzer-Winning Team

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 …