Mozart Chicago Premiere

Can you believe it will have taken 243 years for Mozart's 8th opera Lucio Silla to get its Chicago Premiere? It was first performed on 26 December 1772 at the Teatro Regio Ducal in Milan and you will be able to see it September 26th - October 4th at COT.

Here are two recordings to prepare yourself for this stunning opera:

Deutsche Gramophon: Leopold Hager with Peter Schreier, Arleen Augér, Helen Donath, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Werner Krenn, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra (with libretto). It lasts 211' and is considered the complete reference recording.

Teldec (recorded June 1989 on period instruments): Nikolaus Harnoncourt with Peter Schreier, Edita Gruberova, Cecilia Bartoli, Dawn Upshaw and Yvonne Kenny, Vienna Concentus Musicus (Teldec 2292-44928-2, 2 CD). Score is considerably cut, some aris omitted, and drops the marginal role of Aufidio. This version is about one hour shorter than the complete Philips/Hager recording.

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Celebrate with COT

We invite you to join our Board of Directors and the COT family at Ignite Glass Studios on Tuesday, May 12 for our annual celebration of MORE OF THE DIFFERENT! Guests will enjoy an evening of great company, gourmet food catered by Jewell Events Catering, and a dynamic musical performance from some of COT's opera stars.

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Students save at COT!

Have a valid student ID? If you answered "yes" you are in luck! As a student you can experience COT for just $15! The night of the performance we will seat you in the best seat available; saving anywhere from $20 to $100!

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Save with Opera Underground!

Are you between the ages of 21 and 45? Our Opera Underground tickets are made just for you! Network with other opera lovers and young professionals while enjoying a complimentary pre-show bar, hors d'ouevres and A-level seats for only $40.


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Upcoming Events

2015 Annual Gala

Tue. May 12, 2015 • 6:00 PM
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Lucio Silla

Sat. September 26, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Wed. September 30, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Fri. October 2, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sun. October 4, 2015 • 3:00 PM
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Chicago Opera Theater

Andreas Mitisek, General Director
70 E. Lake Street Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
Box Office: 312.704.8414
Administrative: 312.704.8420

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