'A Coffin in Egypt' received its Chicago premiere Saturday night at the Harris Theater, with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade in the starring role. The new opera by Ricky Ian Gordon is enlivened by von Stade’s emotionally moving portrayal of a woman struggling to deal with her wealthy husband’s infidelity.
Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera 'A Coffin in Egypt,' written for legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, is coming to the Harris Theater in Chicago on April 25, 29 and May 1 and 3. Von Stade will reprise her tour-de-force portrayal of Myrtle Bledsoe, grande dame of Egypt, Texas, in this Chicago Opera Theater production.
UPDATE: The Harris Theater reopened on Friday after an electrical and mechanical fire caused the busy performing arts venue to shut down for more than two weeks. The theater’s director, Michael Tiknis, said that all necessary repairs and inspections have been completed, and the theater is once more fully operational.
Chicago's Harris Theater will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 after an electrical fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged operational and mechanical equipment in the busy performing arts venue. The theater is working to reschedule a number of events.
The audience at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW concert is in for a vastly different experience than is the norm at most other CSO concerts. MusicNOW, curated by Mason Bates and fellow CSO composer-in-residence Anna Clyne, is the CSO’s nationally recognized and critically acclaimed new-music series.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Wednesday, December 18.
The New World Symphony will première a video installation by British video artist Netia Jones during their performances in two cities next month, bringing visions of winter landscapes to Miami Beach, Fla. on October 17, and the Harris Theater in Chicago, Ill. on October 19.