2020/21 Season

Open Run

A City of Works

Micro-operas for Chicago
A site-specific digital experience
A series of site-specific digital experiences. Evoking the ethereal nature of theatre itself, audiences embark on individual journeys to landmarks throughout our city, unlocking audio and video content, and joining a collective experience to watch performances through individual personal devices.

The Rosina Project

An Immersive Hip-Hopera
'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.

Recently this Season

Corsair

You have everything you need. Then you double it. Then you lose it all. How do you get it back? Where do you end up?
You have everything you need. Then you double it. Then you lose it all. How do you get it back? Where do you end up? “Corsair” is one man’s journey from greed to humility, from isolation to community, all told through the epic form of hip-hopera.

Sounds of Pride

Returning for a second year in a new format, Chicago Fringe Opera will celebrate pride and the immeasurable contributions of the LGBTQ community with a Virtual Pride Celebration. Featuring the world premiere of a piece by composer/conductor, Brandon Williams.

Past Seasons

opera

A City of Works

1970
community

Arts in the Dark

2019
opera

Woyzeck

2019
community

Sounds of Pride

2019
opera

Love Wounds

2019
concert

The Rosina Project

2019
opera

The Long Christmas Dinner

2018
community

Arts in the Dark

2018
concert

The Rossini Project

2018
opera

The Great God Pan

2018
opera

As One

2017
opera

Lucrezia

2017
opera

Song from the Uproar

2016
concert

2016-17 Season Opening Gala

2016
opera

In the Penal Colony

2016
concert

Fringe’s Holiday House Party

2015
opera

The Turn of the Screw

2015
concert

Chicago Fringe Opera’s Lakeside Soiree

2015
recital

Far Off Light

2015
concert

2014 Christmas Celebration

2014
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation