Presented by the Decameron Opera Coalition

For the third year in a row, Chicago Fringe Opera contributes to the Decameron Opera Coalition’s annual digital presentation. Fringe’s video contribution to this year’s holiday songbook, “DOC the Halls”, will feature music by Matthew Recio and poetry by Jenna Lanzaro.

This is a livestream only event.



by Jenna Lanzaro

Come home
Into remembering newness

You used to watch waves exalt into skyscrapers
You used to eat salted melon as slow as a train
From a rooftop in August the pink light’s in transit
How pretty, the fleeting
The times that you looked

Come back
Come here
What you used to do is waiting
Come back
Come home
A toast is a kiss for the ghosts

Now lanternflies glitter grass by the road
And now every street sound’s a flinch
And now it is almost tomorrow
And always, it’s almost tomorrow
and never too late

Come home

Look - there’s planets
in the bursting gold

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.