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Boasting banner works like the Mozart Requiem and Bach’s St. John Passion, the season will feature eight programs performed at venues in and around Chicago.
The English conductor returns to Chicago Opera Theater to lead Britten’s comic masterpiece later this month.
In this celebratory season, audiences will hear two twentieth-century operas and three world premieres across COT’s full slate of mainstage and special programming.
The lineup represents the “most ambitious season in recent history,” according to executive director Declan McGovern.
“It’s like Paganini and Bruce Lee in one dude,” marvels Bill Barclay, the writer and director of a new play about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Music director Riccardo Muti will conduct music by Beethoven, Price, Glass, and Montgomery while welcoming guest artists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Mitsuko Uchida.
Music of the Baroque today announced its plans for a 2021-22 season, the venerable Chicago area ensemble’s 51st.
All month long, you can enjoy WFMT’s special holiday broadcasts from all around the world.