The Chicago Opera Theater reintroduces Mosè in Egitto to Chicago audiences after an absence of 147 years, with a symposium on the masterpiece in commemoration.
Professor and preeminent Rossini Scholar Philip Gossett hosts a Symposium on Rossini's opera. Professor Gossett is joined by Professor Emeritus Charles Brauner of Roosevelt University, who edited the new critical edition of the opera premiered by Chicago Opera Theater, and other distinguished scholars and musicologists: the University of Iowa's Professor Roberta Marvin and Northwestern University's Professor Jesse Rosenberg.
This session captures a lively round table discussion of Rossini's opera by these professors with contributions from Chicago Opera Theater's General Director, Brian Dickie, as well as the Stage Director of COT's production, Andrew Eggert.
The symposium was financed in large part thanks to the Distinguished Achievement Award made to Professor Gossett and the University of Chicago by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York.
Recorded Saturday, April 17, 2010 at University of Chicago Gleacher Center.