The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing
Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph St., Chicago
The bold new English language opera by composer Justine F. Chen and librettist David Simpatico is a semi-biographical and sci-fi infused retelling of the life and contested death of acclaimed British computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing, who was instrumental in cracking enemy codes in WWII, died after being convicted and chemically castrated for being a homosexual. His death was ruled a suicide, but other theories remain.
Originally commissioned by American Lyric Theater to celebrate the centennial of Alan Turing’s birth in 2012, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing is conducted by COT Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya and directed by Peter Rothstein. International baritone Jonathan Michie sings the title role.