Chicago Opera Theater: Joan of Arc
Event Info: (312) 334-7777 harristheaterchicago.org
With Lyric offering a disappointingly safe season this year, all eyes are on Chicago Opera Theater to deliver the new(er) goods. The company's season sits solidly in the 20th century with the exception of one lesser-heard number, Verdi's Joan of Arc. The work was voted onto the season by COT subscribers to celebrate the composer's 200th anniversary and the POV chosen for this production is especially enticing. A contemporary sect of religious zealots provide the sanctimonious pyre into which Joan of Arc's own spiritual fervor is consumed.