An Opera in Two Acts
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s latest collaboration is based on the separate journals of two Holocaust survivors: Krystyna Zywulska and Gad Beck, sharing their intimate insights and incredible struggles.
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
The Rosina Project
Created in collaboration with BraveSoul Movement, presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s 'Night Out in the Parks' series.
'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.
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.
Songs From Letters
A Spotlight Series concert - part of the Ear Taxi Festival - inspired by letters and literary sources.
The Widow's Will
Hazel M. Johnson, the mother of environmental justice.
“The Widow’s Will” highlights Hazel M. 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.
Sounds of Pride
Sponsored by Spice Note Tequila
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.
Created in collaboration with BraveSoul Movement, presented as part of the 2022 Pivot Arts Festival.
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 as an immersive Hip-Hopera