Chicago | Coda Clash: Verdi's Macbeth and Strauss's Elektra

This event will take place at 4:30pm PST/6:30pm CST. Not in CST or PST? Check your time zone.

Join Daniel Balsam and Chris Stacey of the Columbia Alumni Association of Chicago for the first in their six-part musical series: Coda Clash. Coda Clash is part educational, part entertainment, and entirely fun. Dan and Chris present their analysis of a composer and musical form around the evening’s theme. Through the use of argumentation, and audio and video clips, they try to persuade audience members to vote for their composition and presentation as the winner of the evening’s Coda Clash.

Musical Compositions: Giuseppe Verdi, Macbeth and Richard Strauss, Elektra, Op. 58

Theme: Violence

Coda Clash: Which opera most persuasively encapsulates violence as an expressive term?

Presenter: Daniel Balsam, Giuseppe Verdi, Macbeth

Presenter: Chris Stacey, Richard Strauss, Elektra, Op. 58


  • Opening Arguments
  • Battle of the Musical and Video Clips
  • Closing Arguments
  • Audience Questions
  • Audience Vote on Winning Musical Composition and Presentation

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April 20, 2022 at 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Online - Zoom


Chris Stacey