Murder in the Cathedral

7:30PM, Thursday, July 6, 2023
The Chicago Temple
77 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
3:00PM, Sunday, July 9, 2023
The Chicago Temple
77 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
Music by:Ildebrando Pizzetti
Libretto by:T. S. Eliot
Emanuele AndrizziConductor
Sasha GerritsonDirector
Jack MehlerScenic Design
Emily DaughertyCostume Designer
Mike GoebelLighting Designer
Reid TaylorChorus Master
Gisella MillaAssisstant Director
Performed in Italianwith English Supertitles
Running Time:85 Minutes (there will be no intermission)
Tickets:$20 – $45

From the writing of T. S. Eliot’s 1935 play, “Murder at the Cathedral” remains one of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s most celebrated compositions. This dramatic opera portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral during the reign of Henry II in 1170.

*Ferrucio Furlanetto, previously announced to sing the role of Thomas Becket, has withdrawn from this production to focus on his recital which will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the Harris Theater. Replacing him will be Andrea Silvestrelli.

  • Andrea Silvestrelli | Thomas Becket
  • Maria Kanyova | First Coryphée
  • Anna Laurenzo | Second Coryphée
  • Reuben Lillie | First Knight/Tempter
  • William Powell III | Second Knight/Tempter
  • Patrick Blackwell | Third Knight/Tempter
  • Eric Dubin | Fourth Knight/Tempter
  • Michael Rivera | First Priest
  • Jeff Ray | Second Priest
  • Frank DeVincentis | Third Priest
  • André De Mesquita | Herald