The Opera Festival of Chicago presents three original productions for the inaugural season, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute.
- 24 July | Athenaeum Theater, Chicago
For the first time since 1911, the Festival stages Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s whimsical one-act opera of suspicious jealousy, titillating scandal, and happy surprises.
- 28 and 29 July | Artifacts Events, Chicago
The Opera Festival presents a concert performed by international artists dedicated to Dante Alighieri, for the celebration of the 700th anniversary of his death. The ‘Divina Commedia’ and ‘Vita Nova’ have inspired operatic composers such as Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Rossini, and more. Opera Festival of Chicago’s Dante 700 delivers a musical and dramatic exploration of Dante’s journey through life and the afterlife.
- 5 August | Thalia Hall, Chicago
A heartbreaking tale of love, passion and betrayal. The Opera Festival of Chicago’s main-stage production of Puccini’s ‘Il Tabarro’ starring world renowned soloists: baritone Franco Pomponi, tenor Christopher Colmenero, mezzosoprano Ola Rafalo, and soprano Jennifer Schuler.
Discounted admission and limited complimentary tickets for members of the Institute. More information on iicchicago.esteri.it