Five Best Things to Do in September

THE SHORTLIST: Five musts from our September culture calendar

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THE MAGIC FLUTE

Mozart’s most performed opera—a love-driven fairy tale—gets an update from the Chicago Opera Theater and acclaimed director Michael Gieleta. One new take: Onscreen constellations are used to represent the animals in the show.

DETAILS:

Starts 9/15–23 COT’s general director, Brian Dickie, finishes his 13th and final season with the company with Mozart’s The Magic Flute. A new production, this Little Prince–indebted version of Flute promises to tamp down the camp and the Masons and play up the philosophical-awakening story. Sung in English. 9/15, 19, 21 at 7:30; 9/23 at 3. $25–$125. Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph. chicagooperatheater.org.

 

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