Back to All Events

Chicago Opera Theater presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing

  • DePaul School of Music: Gannon Concert Hall 2330 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)
Composer Justine F. Chen. Photo by Steven Laxton.

Composer Justine F. Chen. Photo by Steven Laxton.

As part of Chicago Opera Theater’s Vanguard Initiative to promote the creation of new opera, COT joins American Lyric Theater to present a full concert performance of “The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing” by composer Justine F. Chen and librettist David Simpatico. The opera delves deep into the mind of the groundbreaking coder often credited to be the father of modern computer science.

The cast includes tenor Jonas Hacker, who is building a following in Chicago after his heart-wrenching performance in Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers (March 2018), and as a stylish Mozartean in the Requiem with Music of the Baroque (September 2018).

Alan Turing — Jonathan Michie
Christopher Morcom — Jonas Hacker
Sara Turing — Diana Newman
Fred Clayton/Judge — Vince Wallace
Joan Clark — Elise Quagliata
Steve Todd/Arnold Murray — Arnold Geis
Don Bailey/Bobby/Prosecutor — David Salsbery Fry

General Admission $20