Haymarket Opera unveils an ambitious 2022 season

Mon Jan 31, 2022 at 10:44 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

La Susanna design by Zuleika Benitez

After a year of acclaimed streaming events, Haymarket Opera will return to live performances in its 2022 season with a trio of varied works presented at DePaul University.

Antonio Stradella’s La Susanna will open the company’s ambitious season March 26. The intimate 1681 oratorio  will be performed in concert with Kaitlin Foley, Kristin Knutson and Quinn Middleman at DePaul’s Gannon Concert Hall.

The music of Joseph Bologne—aka “The Chevalier de Saint-Georges”—is suddenly everywhere in Chicago with Music of the Baroque devoting an entire program to the black composer in February. 

Haymarket Opera will do its part with a rare, fully staged performance of Bologne’s only surviving opera, L’Amant anonyme (The Anonymous Lover) June 17-19. Soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Geoffrey Agpalo make their Haymarket debuts in Bologne’s romantic comedy alongside company regulars David Govertsen, Erica Schuller, Michael St. Peter and Natalie Colas. The performances will mark Haymarket’s debut in DePaul’s Jarvis Opera Hall, its new home.

Haymarket’s 2022 season will conclude with Monteverdi’s epic L’incoronazione di Poppea. Erica Schuller and Lindsay Metzger star as Poppea and Nerone, with Kimberly McCord, David Govertsen and Kristin Knutson among the supporting cast. Performances will be September 22-25 at Jarvis Opera Hall.

Tickets for Stradella’s La Susanna are now on sale. Go to haymarketopera.org; or email or call DePaul’s box office at [email protected]; 773-325-5200. 

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