7:30 - 9:30pm


The Chicago Temple | 77 W. Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

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Tobias and the Angel: music by Jonathan Dove, libretto by David Lan
Suor Angelica: music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giovacchino Forzano

Two performances:
• Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Michael Pecak, conductor
Shannon McGinnis and Dana Brown, music directors
Rose Freeman, stage director

A double-bill of one-act operas, Love and Redemption pairs an early 20th-century work in the grand opera tradition with an imaginative and intimate "church opera" composed in 1999. Puccini's Suor Angelica tells the tragic story of a young nun, banished to the convent and forced to leave behind a child born out of wedlock. In Jonathan Dove's imaginative retelling of the Hebrew fable Tobias and the Angel, young Tobias is forced by family circumstances to leave home and confront the challenges of the wider world. The historic Chicago Temple provides a stunning backdrop for the depiction of these complex spiritual journeys, which ultimately illustrate the power of divine grace - and love - to bring about forgiveness and redemption.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended - click here to register. A suggested donation of $10 per person will help support future Chicago College of Performing Arts programs. 

Suor Angelica will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tobias and the Angel will be sung in English.

Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes, with intermission

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