"Giovanna d'Arco" in Chicago. A Symposium
The Center for Italian Opera Studies, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Opera Theather and the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund
Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
The Center for Italian Opera Studies and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago announce a free symposium, “Giovanna d’Arco in Chicago” on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 11 AM to 4 PM in the Performance Hall of the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. A welcome reception begins at 10:30 AM.
Co-sponsored by the Chicago Opera Theater (COT) and the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund, the symposium pairs a roster of world-renowned scholars with the creative team that is producing Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely-performed opera. Based on the life of Joan of Arc, the opera will be performed by Chicago Opera Theater starting September 21.
Led by Philip Gossett, acknowledged as one of the world’s leading opera scholars and General Editor of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi at the University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi of Milan, the symposium will present morning lectures about Verdi’s opera in its historical context, as well as a concert of excerpts from the opera beginning at 2:00 PM performed by the principal artists of the COT production, and a roundtable discussion about the production and its relationship to the critical edition.
In addition to Prof. Gossett, speakers include Alberto Rizzuti, professor at the University of Torino and editor of the critical edition of Giovanna d’Arco, and Jesse Rosenberg, renowned specialist in 19th-century Italian opera from Northwestern University. The afternoon panel discussion will feature Andreas Mitisek, General Director of COT, along with stage director David Schweizer, conductor Francesco Milioto and the three principal singers of the production: soprano Suzan Hanson as Giovanna, tenor Steven Harrison as Carlo VII, and baritone Michael Chioldi as Giacomo.
Registration is free. To order a boxed lunch for $12 (cash or check at the door - no credit cards), contact Beth Parker firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to do so is by September 12th. The Logan Center Cafeteria will not be open that day. Participants are free to bring their own lunches. Free parking is available along the Midway and in the parking lot at 60th Street and Drexel Ave.
with the support of Corporate Ambassadors