FOUR STARS-Chicago Tribune HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-Chicago Sun-Times THE CHARM Cavalli cleverly mixed the myth of "Jason and the Argonauts" with bawdy humor, breaking all the operatic rules of the day. The result: Jason became the most popular opera of the 17th century! THE CHOICE Despite its stature in the operatic repertoire, this is the first time Jason will be performed in Chicago. Chicago Opera Theater continues its mission of bringing never-performed-here works to the city. THE CONDUCTOR Christian Curnyn is one of the most heralded young opera conductors in the world. The Guardian called his 2008 production of Jason at Opera of Iford (UK) one of "great panache," and credited Curnyn with ensuring "that the sheer variety and power of Cavalli's score comes across." Group and student rates available!