Philip Gossett

Philip Gossett is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His reconstruction of Gustavo III, the original version of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, had its première at the Göteborg Opera in Sweden this past September. (March 2003)

  • Giovanna d'Arco in Chicago

    September 15, 2013, 11 am — 4 pm

    A lecture on the new critical edition of Verdi’s opera, Giovanna d’Arco, which restores much that had been removed by contemporary censors.

  • The Glimmerglass Festival

    July 6, 2013 — August 24, 2013

    Francesca Zambello continues the delightfully varied mixture of works that she has produced during her tenure as director of the Glimmerglass Festival.

  • La Donna del Lago


    For her American debut in the part of Elena, Joyce DiDonato has been joined by a host of fine Rossini singers, especially Lawrence Brownlee as the King of Scotland. This promises to be a blockbuster event.

  • Picasso and Chicago

    February 20, 2013 — May 12, 2013

    This exhibition is drawn largely from the city’s own private collectors and from the Art Institute itself, so it does not simply show off what is well known or has been often reproduced.

  • Riccardo Muti Conducts Bach's B-minor Mass

    April 11, 2013 — April 16, 2013

    This promises to be one of the most important concerts of the season. What Muti will do is anyone’s guess, but you need to be there.

  • Proof

    March 7, 2013 — April 14, 2013

    Seeing Charles Newell’s production of Proof is one of the most remarkable evenings in the theater you will ever have.

  • Measure for Measure

    March 9, 2013 — April 14, 2013

    The director Robert Falls is always capable of illuminating a text, and in this case he treats Shakespeare’s “black comedy” as “black as pitch,” especially by imposing a shocking ending.

  • La Gazzetta

    April 6, 2013 — April 9, 2013

    This production of La Gazzetta is probably the American premiere of the sole comic opera Rossini wrote for Naples, falling right between Il barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola.