Chicago Opera Theater Cancels ‘Platée’ Production

By David Salazar

Chicago Opera Theater has announced the cancelation of its production of “Platée.”

The opera was set to take place in Spring 2024, but due to financial challenges, the organization opted for the decision. As such, the 2024 portion of the season will feature “Books of Mountains and Seas” in January, “The Weight of Light” in April, and “Before it All Goes Dark” in May.

“While we are disappointed that this adjustment to our season was necessary,” said COT General Director Lawrence Edelson in an official press statement issued by the company. “We have made the best choice to ensure our celebratory 50th Anniversary Season can thrive and reflect COT’s dedication to providing Chicago audiences with dynamic experiences that continue to expand the tradition of opera as a living art form.”

Taylor Stayton was set to star in “Platée” with Gary Thor Wedow conducting and Chas Rader-Shieber directing. 

All subscribers who purchased season tickets will be contacted directly regarding whether they want a refund, credits, or ticket exchanges.

Chicago Opera Theater’s 2023-24 season opens on Oct. 5 with “Soldier Songs.”