Chicago Currents is an “operamentary” - an art song concert that also uses some techniques of documentary storytelling. The music takes audiences on a chronological journey through Chicago’s history through the lens of the Chicago River.
2023, 6 pm - 8 pm
Sounds of Pride
A Celebration of Pride Benefiting Chicago Fringe Opera & The Voice Lab
Returning for a third year, Chicago Fringe Opera will celebrate the immeasurable contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to the world of performing arts with a pride party featuring specialty cocktails by Spice Note Tequila & a brief, intimate musical program composed and performed by members of the LGBTQ+ community, including new works by Chicago area composers.
Recently this Season
Celebrating Chicago’s Waterways
Join us for a staged art song concert that draws inspiration from the land and water that Chicago is built on, featuring an ensemble of five singers, piano and violin. CFO welcomes Kirsten C. Kunkle, soprano, and citizen of the Mvskoke (Muscogee Creek) Nation, to perform several art songs set to the poetry of her own Native ancestor, Alex Posey, as well as songs that honor the Indigenous tribes o
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.
Chicago Fringe Opera joins forces with Access Contemporary Music and Lux Cantorum for a full world-premiere concert performance of Seth Boustead and J. Robert Lennon’s chamber opera adaptation of the cult 1962 science fiction film of the same name, later remade by Terry Gilliam as 12 Monkeys.
Selections from Past Seasons
Songs From Letters
The Widow's Will
Sounds of Pride
A City of Works
The Rosina Project
The Long Christmas Dinner
The Rossini Project
The Great God Pan
Song from the Uproar
In the Penal Colony
The Turn of the Screw
Far Off Light
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.