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Inner Workings
Runs Dec 01, 2020Jan 26, 2021

Through this series of digital conversations, we are working to foster understanding across the industry – among those on stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. Our first …

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Taking Up Serpents
Feb 27, 2021

Kayla’s father presides over an isolated community of snake handlers – a sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. When ritual …

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The Puppy Episode
Mar 20, 2021

Three main characters are on a path of self discovery and acceptance at a time when media didn’t portray the queer experience. High school teenager Gil realizes he …

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Il Postino
Apr 24, 2021

Mario is the personal postman to exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Through his daily deliveries, Mario discovers his voice in poetry. Using this newfound passion, he finds love …

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410 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, 60605
Chicago Opera Theater (COT) is a nationally recognized opera company based in Chicago. COT expands the tradition of opera as a living art form, with an emphasis on Chicago premieres, including new contemporary operas for a 21st century audience.

In addition to its programmed mainstage season, COT is devoted to the development and production of new opera in the United States through the Vanguard Initiative, launched in the Spring of 2018. The Vanguard Initiative mentors emerging opera composers, invests time and talent in new opera at various stages of the creative process and presents the Living Opera Series to showcase new and developing work.

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