Chicago Opera Theater

Upcoming Events

The Weight of Light
Apr 27, 2024

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Before It All Goes Dark
Runs May 25May 26, 2024

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The Studebaker Theater
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.