Chicago Opera Theater
Founded in 1974, Chicago Opera Theaters (COT) mission is to provide first class productions of operatic repertoire that include the greatest works of the 17th, 18th, 20th centuries and beyond; to produce intimate and innovative performances that are accessible to everyone; to discover and develop the most talented young artists in the United States; and to remain an integral part of Chicagos cultural landscape. COT fulfills its mission through careful planning of repertoire and affordable ticket prices, complemented by in-depth arts education and community outreach programs. COT is dedicated to producing opera in Chicago at the highest international standards. In its 37-year history, the company has staged 113 operas, including 44 Chicago premieres. Currently, COT stages four performances of its three productions each season.