Introduction to Serse

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

September 20, 2018
6:00 - 8:00pm

Handel's Serse was a flop at its 1738 London premiere but has since come to be one of his most enduring and beloved operas. Hear excerpts (including the famous aria "Ombra mai fu") sung live by members of the Haymarket Opera Company in a sneak-preview of our September production at the Studebaker Theater. University of Chicago Professor Robert L. Kendrick leads a discussion of the history of this master work. Northwestern University Professor Alessandra Visconti discusses issues of Italian diction and translation.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00 - 8:00pm

Tickets: This event is free, but reservations must be made in advance. 

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

  Cristo crucificado   (1780) by Francisco de Goya