For the best experience we recommend viewing this video horizontally and listening with headphones.

“Our Mother,” written for two mezzo-sopranos, is an ode to Lake Michigan. Chicago’s relationship with the lake is complex; it nurtures us, feeds us, guards us, and threatens us all at once. This piece captures that complexity by evoking a living body of water through overlapping vocal lines.


Artistic Team

Concept/Commissioning/Music Direction
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, & the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Chicago Fringe Opera is an Opera America Partner.