Would you kill for love?

Lustful betrayal and mental torture take the stage in Thérèse Raquin. Ripped from the pages of Émile Zola's scandalous 1867 novel, Tobias Picker captures the story's violent passion with his lavish, evocative score. Be there to witness an unsettling descent into madness and despair.

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Hear about the 2015 Season!

Watch this video and let COT General Director Andreas Mitisek take you through the passionate operas that make up our 2015 Season!


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See What Opera Can Do!

Tickets start at $35, Subscribe to all three for as little as $52! 

Secure your seat for a season full of adventure! Choose from our many ticket options ranging from subscriptions and tickets to group and student discounts! 

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Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendar for an amazing week of theatre deals all over Chicago February 12th-22nd! For Theatre Week come and experience the opening night performance of Thérèse Raquin on Friday, February 20th for only $30! Use Code THWEEK to grab your seats. Code valid for C and D sections only. Limited availability, act now!


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NEW Viewpoint

Get ready for the first production of our 2015 Season, Thérèse Raquin, with a COT Viewpoint at Facets Multimedia! Explore an intriguing cinematic interpretation of Zola's novel. Our exceptional COT stars will perform excerpts from this darkly passiontate opera.

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Beers & Baritones is Back!

A COT event favorite is back and it is going to be better than ever at Laguintas Tap Room! Listen and let loose with other opera fans as you enjoy Laguintas' beer, yummy bites, and a performance brewed especially for you--all for just $25! Did we mention its an open bar? 

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Chicagoan of the Year in Classical Music

COT's General Director, Andreas Mitisek has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as the Chicagoan of the Year in Classical Music! Click below to read how Andreas' "visionary leadership" allows COT to offer fresh, edgy operatic productions while maintaining a solid financial footing.

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Upcoming Events

Viewpoint: Screening of "Thérèse Raquin" (1953)

Sun. February 15, 2015 • 12:00 PM
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Beers & Baritones

Mon. February 16, 2015 • 5:30 PM
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Thérèse Raquin

Fri. February 20, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sun. February 22, 2015 • 3:00 PM
Wed. February 25, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sat. February 28, 2015 • 7:30 PM
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A Coffin in Egypt

Sat. April 25, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Wed. April 29, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Fri. May 1, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sun. May 3, 2015 • 3:00 PM
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Lucio Silla

Sat. September 26, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Wed. September 30, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Fri. October 2, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Sun. October 4, 2015 • 3:00 PM
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Chicago Opera Theater

Andreas Mitisek, General Director
70 E. Lake Street Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
Box Office: 312.704.8414
Administrative: 312.704.8420
E-mail: info@chicagooperatheater.org

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