Handel’s oratorio a confrontation between hope and despair
BY WYNNE DELACOMA [Chicago Sun Times, 27 Feb 05]
From an artistic standpoint, Chicago Opera Theater’s inaugural season last year in the new Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park couldn’t have been more successful.
Productions of Monteverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea,” the haunting Chicago staged premiere of Benjamin Britten’s “Death in Venice” and a version of Rossini’s whimsical “Il viaggio a Reims” set in the American Wild West were outstanding on both musical and theatrical levels.
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