2019/20 Season

chicago Premiere

Mar 28, 29, Apr 1, 3, 4, 2020

Two Remain

Out of Darkness
American composer Jake Heggie continues his ‘Year in Chicago’ with the Chicago premiere of his latest opera (created with librettist Gene Scheer) based on the separate journals of two Holocaust survivors.

Apr 26, 2020

Songs From Letters

An Immersive Concert Event
Chicago Fringe Opera presents a one-night-only recital featuring song cycles of Gwyneth Walker, Libby Larsen, and Dominick Argento. This unique collaboration features singers Jenny Schuler, Bridget Skaggs, Luther Lewis, and David Govertsen, with pianist Mark Bilyeu. Stage direction by CFO Artistic Director George Cederquist elevates the drama to create an immersive concert experience.

Recently this Season

Sep 24, 2019

Fringe at Lagunitas Taproom

At Lagunitas Brewery
Join Chicago Fringe Opera and our pals at Lagunitas Brewing Company for a "fill your glass" evening to help raise money for Fringe's 2019-20 Season!

Oct 19, 2019

Arts in the Dark

Fringe joins Chicago's magical nighttime parade, drawing together world-renowned organizations for an exciting spectacle.
chicago Premier

Nov 7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 2019

Woyzeck

A dark, fractured fable about one man's descent into the abyss of madness at the hands of a loveless society.
Desperate for money to support his fledgling family, an army officer submits to medical experimentation for cash. As the experiments drive him to the edge, Georg Büchner's eponymous play asks "Is there really any difference between man and beast?”

Nov 23, 2019

The Rosina Project

Created in collaboration with BraveSoul Movement
Developed with support from the Pivot Arts Incubator Program
The Rosina Project is an original adaptation of Rossini’s classic opera The Barber of Seville that mixes MCs, street-dance artists and opera singers with a live DJ and Beatboxer to tell a contemporary story of female empowerment through an immersive Hip-Hop battle.

Feb 20, 2020

Two Remain Sneak Peek & Panel Discussion

Presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Chicago Fringe Opera present a preview of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new opera, Two Remain. Based on the lives of Holocaust Survivors Gad Beck and Krystyna Zywulska. Discussion with performers and members of the production team to follow.

Past Seasons

community

Sounds of Pride

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opera

Love Wounds

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concert

The Rosina Project

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opera

The Long Christmas Dinner

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community

Arts in the Dark

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concert

The Rossini Project

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opera

The Great God Pan

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opera

As One

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opera

Lucrezia

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opera

Song from the Uproar

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concert

2016-17 Season Opening Gala

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opera

In the Penal Colony

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concert

Fringe’s Holiday House Party

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opera

The Turn of the Screw

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concert

Chicago Fringe Opera’s Lakeside Soiree

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recital

Far Off Light

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concert

2014 Christmas Celebration

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