Thursday, April 18, 2024

(USA) ANNO VERDIANO: Verdi’s Joan of Arc At The Chicago Opera Theater

Wednesday 7:30 PM, Saturday 7:30 PM, Friday 7:30 PM, Sunday 3:00 PM
Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph St., Chicago)

Verdi’s seventh opera is a bold and vivid portrayal of the iconic Joan of Arc, a woman sacrificing everything in fighting for her beliefs and her country. The young Verdi excels in writing some of his most brilliant orchestral and choral music for this passionate story. Chosen by our audiences to celebrate Verdi’s 200th birthday, this poignant piece assures an evening of vocal fireworks and gripping drama.

Viewpoint: Verdi Symposium
Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Logan Center – Performance Hall (UChicago, 915 E. 60th St.)

An intellectual dive into Verdi and his Joan of Arc guided by three internationally acclaimed scholars. Continued exploration with COT directors and cast including short excepts from COT’s production.


10:30 AM Welcome Reception
11 AM – 1 PM Scholar Lectures
1 PM – 2 PM Lunch Break
2 PM – 4 PM Excerpts and Discussions from COT
Co-sponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Chicago Opera Theater and the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund.
Symposium to include Prof. Gossett, Alberto Rizzuti, and Jesse Rosenberg, Andreas Mitisek, along with David Schweizer, Francesco Milioto and soprano Suzan Hanson, tenor Stephen Harrison, and baritone Michael Chioldi.

Free event! To register or to order a box lunch for $12, contact Beth Parker at the University of Chicago [email protected]

Tiziano Thomas Dossena, Leonardo Campanile, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, and Dominic Campanile

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