Posts tagged "Chicago Opera Theatre"

Joan of Arc (Chicago Opera Theater): Flashy, shocking reworking of the legend

Joan of Arc (Chicago Opera Theater): Flashy, shocking reworking of the legend
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Saint. Heretic. Brilliant warrior who saved a monarchy. Illiterate peasant who claimed divine guidance. Martyr. Joan of Arc (AKA the Maid of Orleans) answers to all of these charges and since her real life exploits in the 1400s, she has been transformed into a Che Guevara-like revolutionary icon inspiring countless plays,... Read more »

The Fall of the House of Usher (Chicago Opera Theater): Glorious Gloom

The Fall of the House of Usher (Chicago Opera Theater): Glorious Gloom
Reviewed by Tom Lawler There are good reasons a story like Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of User endures. For starters, it’s the genre it helped popularize. A key 19th-century work that brought the Gothic and horror story from its Germanic origins into the Victorian age (it was penned before Bram Stroker’s... Read more »

Review "Moses in Egypt": Epic Bibical Musical

Chicago Opera Theatre presentsMOSES IN EGYPT At Harris Theatre, 205 E. Randolph By Gioachino RossiniLibretto by Andrea Leone TottolaConducted by Leonardo VordoniDirected by Andrew Eggert Performances on April 17, 21, 23 at 7:30pm; April 25 at 3pmBuy TicketsIn Italian with English supertitlesRunning Time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes includes twenty minute intermission Hebrews verses Egyptians! ... Read more »
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