In 2020 the Chicago Tribume named conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, a Chicagoan of the Year.
"In 2020, Chicago Opera Theater music director Lidiya Yankovskaya led the company in a fully staged world premiere before the pandemic and daring online performances amid the shutdown. In both settings, Yankovskaya and COT emerged as the very model of how to survive adversity, and also how to thrive in it." - Chicago Tribune.
In a big interview with Howard Reich, Lidiya talks about the COT's unuasual 2020 season and the ways the company was overcoming the obstacles.
The complete article is available on the website.