Illustrations: A Gallery Concert

STARTS 9/23/2018 Walter Lab at the Alice Center
3pm & 7pm $20 General Admission

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Illustrations: A Gallery Concert
Sunday, September 23, 2018
3:00pm and 7:00pm

Tickets are $20



Throughout opera’s illustrious history, from Viennese concert halls to New York skyscrapers, we have celebrated great singers—powerhouse vocalists who have brought houses down and moved audiences to tears. Of these legendary vocalists, African-American singers like Jessye Norman and Leontyne Price broke ground by making their debuts in the face of systemic adversity, often in theaters that were segregated. To kick off our new season and our commitment to the growth of opera as a living art form, Chicago Opera Theater joins visual artist and opera singer Luther Lewis to present Illustrations, a gallery exhibition and concert celebrating the contributions of African American singers to opera, featuring artists and selections from our upcoming season.

Singers Include

  • Vince Wallace
  • Carl Alexander
  • Joelle Lamarre
  • Luther Lewis


  • Keith Hampton

Paintings will feature

  • Marian Anderson
  • Paul Robeson
  • WIlliam Warfield
  • Leontyne Price
  • George Shirley
  • Grace Bumbry
  • Robert McFerrin
  • Roland Hayes
  • Martina Arroyo




Learn more about Chicago Opera Theater's Living Opera Series