Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera 'A Coffin in Egypt,' written for legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, is coming to the Harris Theater in Chicago on April 25, 29 and May 1 and 3. Von Stade will reprise her tour-de-force portrayal of Myrtle Bledsoe, grande dame of Egypt, Texas, in this Chicago Opera Theater production.
“I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky” is the title of a song-play by contemporary composer John Adams and poet June Jordan. The Long Beach Opera will present the Southern California premiere of 'Ceiling/Sky' at the Ford Amphitheatre on August 23
Chicago Opera Theater will stage the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera, 'Queenie Pie,' on February 15 - March 5. The company will also present a double-bill of Carl Orff's 'The Clever One' and Viktor Ullmann's 'The Emperor of Atlantis,' on May 31-June 8.
Chicago Opera Theater's production of Ricky Ian Gordon's clarinet-playing, AIDS-updated Orpheus takes place in and around the public pool at Eckhart Park.