Verdi’s Joan of Arc at the Chicago Opera Theater

Joan_of_Arc_COT_websiteVerdi’s Joan of Arc

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.)

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

Free parking is available along the Midway and in the parking lot at 60th Street and Drexel Ave.

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