Before It All Goes Dark
World premiere! A new one-act opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer.
An ailing Vietnam War veteran learns he is the sole heir to a priceless art collection stolen by the Nazis. His journey to Prague to claim his legacy leads to the discovery of an identity he never knew, and through art discovers a deeper truth in his life. Based on a true story reported by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. Directed by Erich Parce.
Starring bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and mezzo-soprano Megan Marino.
Joseph Mechavich, conductor