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Chicago Opera Theater Announces Two Premieres and More for 2024-25 Season

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (April 30, 2024) — Kicking off the season is the North American premiere of Ferdinando Paër's Leonora, a classical Italian opera based on the same libretto that inspired Beethoven's later opera, Fidelio, which will run concurrently with Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Fidelio, providing the rare opportunity to see both works side by side. Conducted by Dame Jane Glover, the cast includes the Chicago debut of tenor Edgardo Rocha, and the local directorial debut of Lawrence Edelson.

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Jane Glover appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 26, 2024) — Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Mercedes T. Bass and President and CEO Keith Cerny today announced the appointment of British conductor Dame Jane Glover as the orchestra’s next Principal Guest Conductor. Dame Jane has conducted widely across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, where she is known as a conductor who embodies the music of Mozart, Handel, and Britten and is a deeply committed musicologist. A baroque specialist, she understands the need for creative elements of performance, presenting classical music in new formats, cultivating audiences, conducting a range of repertoire from the baroque to the contemporary, and shaping her concert programs to communicate a dramaturgical narrative. She will serve as Principal Guest Conductor starting August 1, 2025.

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