2021/22 Season

chicago Premiere

Dates TBA

Two Remain

Out of Darkness
American composer Jake Heggie continues his ‘Year in Chicago’ with the Chicago premiere of his latest opera (created with librettist Gene Scheer) Two Remain. The opera delves into the lives of two Holocaust survivors, Krystyna Zywulska & Gad Beck, sharing their intimate insights and incredible struggles.

Recently this Season

The Rosina Project

Created in collaboration with BraveSoul Movement, presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s 'Night Out in the Parks' series.
'The Rosina Project' is a contemporary adaptation of Rossini’s 19th-century comedy 'The Barber of Seville', remixed by Chicago-based Hip-Hop and opera artists who perform an original, female-driven story of empowerment as an immersive, 21st-century house party.

Moods + Foods

Chicago Fringe Opera will once again be featured in the Moods + Foods outdoor Performance Series at Woodard Plaza, which will be transformed into a community gathering spot for food and entertainment.

Songs From Letters

A Spotlight Series concert - part of the Ear Taxi Festival - inspired by letters and literary sources.
world Premier

The Widow's Will

Hazel M. Johnson, the mother of environmental justice.
“The Widow’s Will” highlights Hazel M. Johnson’s struggle against the City of Chicago to bring attention to the toxic pollution of the Altgeld Gardens community.  The film considers her legacy today, as well the effects of politics and racism on her work, ending with a call to action for audiences to continue her environmental activism.

Past Seasons

opera

A City of Works

opera

Corsair

community

Sounds of Pride 2020

community

Arts in the Dark

opera

Woyzeck

community

Sounds of Pride

opera

Love Wounds

concert

The Rosina Project

opera

The Long Christmas Dinner

community

Arts in the Dark

concert

The Rossini Project

opera

The Great God Pan

opera

As One

opera

Lucrezia

opera

Song from the Uproar

concert

2016-17 Season Opening Gala

opera

In the Penal Colony

concert

Fringe’s Holiday House Party

opera

The Turn of the Screw

concert

Chicago Fringe Opera’s Lakeside Soiree

recital

Far Off Light

concert

2014 Christmas Celebration

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation & The CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.