Your Regional Guide To The Performing Arts

Chicago Opera Theater


70 E. Lake Street Suite 415

Chicago, IL



Chicago Opera Theater

Founded in 1974 by Alan Stone, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) has carved a significant place for itself in the operatic life of Chicago and has reached an audience of hundreds of thousands through its mainstage performances, community engagement, education programs in Chicago Public Schools, as well as its renowned Young Artist Program. 

Under the leadership of General Director Andreas Mitisek, COT strives to make opera that is Out of the box, Provocative, Engaging, Relevant, and Adventurous. The Chicago Tribune says “Chicago Opera Theater is on a roll. The company’s splendid, adventuresome shows continue to prove that the spirit of operatic adventure is alive and well at the Harris Theater." The Chicago Reader calls COT “Chicago’s most interesting opera company.” 

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