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) Two Remain. The opera delves into the lives of two Holocaust survivors, Krystyna Zywulska & Gad Beck, sharing their intimate insights and incredible struggles.
Sounds of Pride
A celebration of Pride benefiting Chicago Fringe Opera & United Pride
Returning for a third year, Chicago Fringe Opera will celebrate the immeasurable contributions of the LGBTQ+ community with a pride party featuring specialty cocktails & a brief, intimate musical program composed and performed by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The Widows Will
The Heros Project
“The Widow’s Will” highlights Johnson’s struggle against the City of Chicago to bring attention to the toxic pollution of the Altgeld Gardens community. The film considers her legacy today, as well the effects of politics and racism on her work, ending with a call to action for audiences to continue her environmental activism.
Songs From Letters
Ear Taxi Festival, Spotlight Concert
Chicago Fringe Opera presents a spotlight series concert as part of the Ear Taxi Festival featuring song cycles of Gwyneth Walker, Libby Larsen. The program is inspired by the letter scene in opera used to express heightened inner emotion or key plot twists.
Moods + Foods
Chicago Fringe Opera will once again be featured in the Moods + Foods outdoor Performance Series at Woodard Plaza, which will be transformed into a community gathering spot for food and entertainment.
The Rosina Project
An Immersive Hip-Hopera
'The Rosina Project' is a contemporary adaptation of Rossini’s 19th-century comedy 'The Barber of Seville', remixed by Chicago-based Hip-Hop and opera artists who perform an original, female-driven story of empowerment as an immersive, 21st-century house party.
A City of Works
Micro-operas for Chicago
A series of site-specific digital experiences. Evoking the ethereal nature of theatre itself, audiences embark on individual journeys to landmarks throughout our city, unlocking audio and video content, and joining a collective experience to watch performances through individual personal devices.
A site-specific digital experience