A chamber opera for tenor, piano, and percussion
by Iain Bell & Simon Callow

In 1853, Charles Dickens began to perform A Christmas Carol in public, portraying each of the characters himself without props or costumes. This tradition continues with Iain Bell and Simon Callow’s chamber opera adaptation, bringing the redemption that embodies the Christmas spirit to life.

Iain Bell, composer
Simon Callow, librettist

Community Partners
Michael Weidman, Rosehill Cemetery

Rosehill Cemetery
5800 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660


Artistic Team

Simon Callow
Anthony Barrese
Stage Director
Scenic Design
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.