Andreas Mitisek, General Director

Ernest Bloch

  • Sep17 7:30PM
  • Sep19 7:30PM
  • Sep21 3:00PM


The Reviews are In!

Opening Night of Macbeth left some speechles and was described it as powerful, intense and daring. What will your reaction be?

"★★★½! A fascinating discover...What are you waiting for?" - Chicago Tribune

"A riveting, 110-minute evening of power-hungry madness, blood and regret for what cannot be undone" - Chicago Sun-Times


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WGN came down to the Harris Theater for rehearsal a to get a sneak peek into the technology COT is using to help tell a more intimate story.

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2015 Season Announced!

COT's 41st Season brings you three Chicago premieres featuring the best that opera has to offer: sumptuous scores, incredible vocal artistry, and gripping drama. First, witness a steamy affair which leads to murder in Tobias Picker's Thérèse Raquin. Then revel in a masterful performance by renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade who returns to COT for Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt. Finally experience Mozart's exquisitely beautiful Lucio Silla written by the 16-year-old genius. Subscribe today!

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Behind the Scenes: Macbeth

Step into the rehearsal room to see how COT is bringing you this striking, adventurous multimedia production of Ernest Bloch's Macbeth.

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The Final Show of the 2014 Season: Bloch's Macbeth

This September be swept away by another Chicago premiere! This powerful opera follows the torments that Macbeth and his Lady experience as they fall prey to a spiral of ambition and murder. Doomed by his own guilt, Macbeth is slain by a man "not born of a woman." Bloch's forceful and striking score provides the expressive soundscape for this bone-chilling thriller, where "fair is foul and foul is fair." 

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New Subscribers Save 50%

We want you to join us in 2015 for a season of opera less ordinary. If you have never subscribed to COT before or haven't been with us for the past two seasons - you save 50% of your subscription package. Starting at only $52 you can guarantee youself seats to three operas that will take you on a journey of incredible music and enthralling stories. Subscribe today online! Click below to learn more about the season.

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Upcoming Events


Wed. September 17, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Fri. September 19, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Sun. September 21, 2014 • 3:00 PM
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Thérèse Raquin

Fri. February 20, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sun. February 22, 2015 • 3:00 PM
Wed. February 25, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sat. February 28, 2015 • 7:30 PM
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A Coffin in Egypt

Sat. April 25, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Wed. April 29, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Fri. May 1, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sun. May 3, 2015 • 3:00 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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