Viewpoints is a series of events programmed around each opera production designed to enrich, entertain, and educate. Most often in collaboration with other cultural organizations in Chicago, each Viewpoint is intended to stimulate conversation, enhance contextual and conceptual understanding, and further engage the curiosity of our audience.


Up for Interpretation: Exploring Macbeth

Gene Siskel Film Center
Sunday, Sept. 7th @ 12pm
$5 (COT Subscribers & Gene Siskel Members) & $10 General Admission
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Opera, Film, and Theater - which medium do YOU feel best serves Shakespeare's most infamous tragedy? Join Chicago Opera Theater at the Gene Siskel Film Center as we examine the same iconic scenes from Macbeth as portrayed by film, live actors, and the stars from COT's upcoming production of Macbeth. Enjoy live performances, join in the discussion, and share your thoughts as we dive into one of theater's most notorious characters.


Throne of Blood

Music Box Theater
Sunday, Sept.14th @ 11:30am
$8 (Students, Seniors, Subscribers) & $10 Advance Sale
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A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. This is an iconic film that is not to be missed.


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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