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Chicago Opera Theater

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Address: 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: +1 312-704-8414
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Chicago's "other" opera company takes more risks and often succeeds

As season subscribers since they moved to the Harris Theatre about a decade ago, we have seen a number of fabulous productions as well as some disappointments. It would be fair to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 8, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

As season subscribers since they moved to the Harris Theatre about a decade ago, we have seen a number of fabulous productions as well as some disappointments. It would be fair to say that this would characterize most opera companies, even the world class hometown Lyric. COT has been more likely to bring contemporary pieces to the stage along with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The theater is absolutely beautiful. Was told a little bit of the history of the theater by a woman who worked there and that very cool to hear while there. I saw Lewis Black perform last week and it was hilarious. Worth going to see a show here. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

My daughter graduated from Columbia College. Their graduation was at the Chicago Theater. Beautiful venue!! I was impressed with the seating, super clean restroom facilities, and courteous staff. I will definitely attend an event there again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I'm a season subscriber to both the COT and Lyric - and like both for different reasons. At the Lyric you get to see one of the world's great opera companies; at the COT you get to see a company that isn't afraid to take risks. I've seen an opera performed by robots and sparse (but beautiful) renditions of old... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Was taken by friend last night to my first opera - at Chicago Opera Theater. Affordable enough on a Wednesday night for us to sit 4 rows from the stage. The talent was marvelous. I understand the Lyric has more hoopla and grand effects - but, to be honest, the stage decor was wonderful and effective - and the excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

This listing is a merging of two institutions that have nothing to do with each other. The Chicago Theater -- which is the subject of the photo attached here -- is a commercial venue for comedy and music acts. Chicago Opera Theater (COT) is a small opera company that does about 3 productions a year at the Harris Theater, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

The Chicago Opera Theatre is not limited to Opera. It is a beautifully restored old theatre with exciting new arts events.

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