Verdi Il Corsaro

7:30PM, Friday, July 22, 2022
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson St
Evanston, IL 60201
2:00PM, Sunday, July 24, 2022
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson St
Evanston, IL 60201
Music by:Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by:Francesco Maria Piave
Emanuele AndrizziConductor
Amy HutchisonDirector
Eleanor KahnScenic Design
Eric WatkinsLighting Design
Reid TaylorChorus Master
Performed in Italianwith English Supertitles
Running Time:100 Minutes (there will be a 20 minutes intermission)
Tickets:$45 – $85

Verdi’s bombastic 1848 opera plunges us into the dashing world of seafaring pirates. While its popularity was overshadowed by his next operas: Rigoletto, Il Travatore, and La Traviata, this thrilling work is filled with Verdi’s characteristic melodies, rhythms, virtuosic vocal lines, choruses, and large orchestral score.  

  • Jose Simerilla Romero as Corrado
  • Christine Arand as Medora
  • Franco Pomponi as Seid
  • Alejandra Sandoval as Gulnara
  • Frank De Vincentis as Giovanni
  • Benjamin Burney as the Eunuch
  • André De Mesquita as Aga Selimo