Before It All Goes Dark
Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 3:00 pm
in Collaboration with Chicago Opera Theater
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.
Music of Remembrance Ensemble
Demarre McGill, flute; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Eric Han, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass; and Jessica Choe, piano
Joseph Mechavich, conductor