May 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 2019

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

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

Cast

Soloist
I Will Learn To Love a Person

Alex Salas

Soloist
Naomi Songs

Bridget Skaggs

Hera
All Wounds Bleed

Claire DiVizio

Echo
All Wounds Bleed

Leigh Folta

Narcissus
All Wounds Bleed

Jonathan Zeng

Dancer

Enid Smith

Cellist
(Latitude 49)

Max Geissler

Saxophonist
(Latitude 49)

Andy Hall

Clarinetist
(Latitude 49)

Andy Hudson

Pianist
(Latitude 49)

Jani Parsons

Percussionist
(Latitude 49)

Chris Sies

Violinist
(Latitude 49)

Timothy Steeves

Covers

Narcissus
Echo

Artistic Team

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

Acclaim

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

    Chicago Classical Review

Media

Photography by Wendy Alas Photography
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation