Welcome to The Italian Opera Company of Chicago! This Web site is comprised of two main sections:

Masters of Italian Opera

This section is devoted to the lives and works of the greatest opera composers. Each composer is represented by an illustrated biographical page with links to numerous articles on their various operas. All are authored by the Company's Artistic Director, John Rizzo. Please follow the links above to read articles on: Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni and Leoncavallo.

Additionally, you will find essays on individual operas such as: Verdi's Aida and Don Carlo, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Manon Lescaut  to name but a few.

 Italian Opera Company of Chicago

This
section contains information regarding the Italian Opera company, its repertoire, venues and contact information.