Second Nature

Second Nature

Upcoming Dates

Second Nature

Second Nature

by Matthew Aucoin

In English  

Set in a fictional future when humans have retreated from nature because of the deteriorating environment, Second Nature tells the story of two inquisitive and courageous youths who decide to leave the safety of their artificial habitat and work to heal the planet. 

This 45-minute new opera is perfect for families with children ages 7 to 12 and will be presented in the Diane and David B Heller Auditorium at Francis W. Parker School.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended as seats will go quickly! A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Francis W. Parker School
Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
330 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Click here for directions and parking information

Saturday, October 17 at 2pm

Free admission


Performance Running Time: 45 minutes

In partnership with
Parker School
Major support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances fund. Second Nature and Opera in the Neighborhoods are supported by Lead Sponsor J. Christopher and Anne N. Reyes and cosponsors two Anonymous Donors, Joyce E. Chelberg, Dover Foundation, Brent and Katie Gledhill, Goldman Sachs, Mr. and Mrs. Eric L. Hirschfield, Kenneth R. Norgan, the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation, Marilyn D. Ezri, M.D., the Walter Family Foundation, and Wintrust Community Banks.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Hurvis Family Foundation.


Featured Media

Video 1

The Story of the Opera with Matthew Aucoin

Video 2

Meet the Cast Part I

Video 3

Meet the Cast Part II

Video 4

The Music of the Opera