Universal stories of love, loss and our sense of self.

The vital and intimate emotional world of composer Christopher Cerrone is at the heart of Love Wounds. This evening of immersive theater will feature Chicago Fringe Opera, Chicago’s premiere “alt-opera” company, in collaboration with the powerhouse mixed-ensemble Latitude 49. Universal stories of love, loss and our sense of self will be explored by all performers in this production of multiple works that span the ancient to the millennial experience. Cerrone shows us the beauty and the gift in the wounds we carry and the music we can make of them. Including the cycles I Will Learn to Love a Person and The Naomi Songs, Cerrone’s one-act opera All Wounds Bleed, and a world premiere commission, Love Wounds seeks to intensify the theatrical communication between the vocalists, instrumentalists, and audience in order to bring us closer to each other and ourselves. Recent winner of the 2015 Rome Prize and Pulitzer Prize finalist for his opera Invisible Cities, Christopher Cerrone will be closely involved with Love Wounds, serving as composer/arranger and co-curator.

A collection of works by Christopher Cerrone
In Collaboration with Latitude 49

A special thanks to our Production Sponsor – John Bierbusse.
This project is funded in part by the following partners:




Artistic Team

Music Director
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Grayson Elliott Taylor
Stage Manager
Shelby Krarup
Technical Director


[Cerrone’s writing is] fluent and melodic with a visceral, yearning quality that is very compelling.

Chicago Classical Review


Photography by Wendy Alas Photography
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.