New festival to showcase rarely performed Italian opera

Jun 25, 2021 235

The Opera Festival of Chicago will present its inaugural season this summer. Created by Music Director Emanuele Andrizzi, the festival is dedicated to presenting world-class standard productions of Italian opera masterpieces in Chicago that rarely grace the stage in the United States.

The festival opens with performances of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s whimsical one-act opera, “Il segreto di Susanna” (Susanna’s Secret), at 7 and 9 p.m. on July 24 at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. “Dante 700” will be presented “Dante 700” at 8 p.m. on July 28 and 29 at Artifact Events in Chicago. The program will celebrate impact of Dante and his “Divine Comedy” on the operatic repertoire.

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