Andreas Mitisek, General Director

Victor Ullmann/Carl Orff
The Emperor of Atlantis
The Clever One

  • May31 7:30PM
  • Jun 4 7:30PM
  • Jun 6 7:30PM
  • Jun 8 3:00PM


Seeing Double!

Our Spring Double Bill will walk the line between dark satire and hilarious comedy. Mocking oppression and dictatorship, these two operas were written in 1943 Germany under vastly different circumstances. Ullmann's Emperor is a witty send-up of fascism where a mad ruler advocates war against all, evening causing Death to retire from his duties. In contrast, Orff's Clever One is a cautionary adult fairy-tale about a foolish tyrannical king bested by a clever woman. 

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NEW Viewpoints

Get ready for our Spring Double Bill with To Be or Not to Be (1942) staring Carole Lombard & Jack Benny and Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940). These two films highlight the consequences of dictatorship while still making you laugh. Enchance your opera experience with different Viewpoints! 

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At COT we don't like opera...

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... we love opera! Our 40th season has more of the new, rare and relevant waiting for you. I am certain that you will enjoy Duke Ellington’s “street-opera”, a satirical double bill by Viktor Ullmann and Carl Orff and the “other” Macbeth by Ernest Bloch. Are you ready?

Remember, if you are a first time subscriber you get a 50% subscriber discount on the 2014 season.

Cultivate your curiosity with Chicago Opera Theater, See you at the opera.

Andreas Mitisek
General Director 


Wine, Opera, and a Diamond Ring from Tiffany’s!

Join us at Chicago's City Winery as we celebrate 40 years of Chicago Opera Theater and look forward to the future. On Thursday, April 24th, indulge in a gourmet dinner, wine tastings, lively entertainment, and a chance to win a diamond ring. 

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Escape to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Still having Polor Vortex flashbacks? Enjoy a private getaway to the gorgeous United States Virgin Islands for one week! You and 9 of your friends can soak up the sunshine at your private villa on St. John Island.

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Buy One Get One Free

Join us for our Spring Double Bill & Macbeth and save! Starting at $35, experience 2 operas for the price of one. There has never been a better time to join the COT Family! 

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Upcoming Events

40th Anniversary Gala

Thu. April 24, 2014 • 6:00 PM
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Viewpoints: To Be or Not to Be

Sun. May 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM
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Viewpoints: The Great Dictator

Sun. June 1, 2014 • 12:00 PM
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The Emperor of Atlantis/The Clever One

Sat. May 31, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Wed. June 4, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Fri. June 6, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Sun. June 8, 2014 • 3:00 PM
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Sat. September 13, 2014 • 7:30 PM
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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Andreas Mitisek, General Director
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Chicago, IL 60601
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