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.Read More
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!Read More
... 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?
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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.Read More
Still having Polar 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.Read More
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!Read More
Thu. April 24, 2014 • 6:00 PM
Sun. May 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Sun. June 1, 2014 • 12:00 PM
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
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