The Chicago Opera Theater (COT) is known for its innovative programming. However, the 2013 season reaches even farther beyond the usual operatic fare with intriguing works which explore the power of love and the love of power.
COT opens its season with Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher (February 23, 24, 27, and March 1, 2013). Billed as a “journey to the edge of madness”, the opera combines one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most disturbing stories with Glass’s haunting soundscapes.
María de Buenos Aires (April 20, 24, 26, and 28 2013) brings Ástor Piazzolla’s tango stylings to Horacio Ferrer’s poetry about a woman fighting for survival and freedom.
Giuseppe Verdi’s Joan of Arc (September 21, 25th, 27, 29, 2013) is the composer’s little-known seventh opera. COT audiences chose this work to celebrate Verdi’s 200th birthday.
All performances take place at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, 25 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL. Subscription tickets are currently available. Individual tickets go on sale January 2013. To purchase tickets, please call 312-704-8414 or go to www.chicagooperatheater.org.
- Astor Piazzolla ; Where Tango Meets Jazz (gwblogabroad.wordpress.com)
- Giuseppe Verdi, Lost and Found (wqxr.org)
- Daily Photo: Giuseppe Verdi Celebrates His Namesake’s Birthday (thecreativecat.net)
- A father’s curse (triblive.com)