An American Dream


An American Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago

An American Dream


An American Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago

LYRIC PREMIERE & NEW PRODUCTION

AN AMERICAN DREAM

Music by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
Sung in English


TREASURED POSSESSIONS BECOME SYMBOLS OF HOME IN THIS CONTEMPORARY OPERA INSPIRED BY TRUE STORIES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY.

Set during World War II, this opera explores the lives of two women: a Japanese-American forced to leave her home, and a German-Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. In its Seattle Opera world premiere, it was called “a heart-wrenching opera… eloquent and moving” by The Seattle Times. Join us for the Lyric premiere of a contemporary American chamber opera.

Performed at HARRIS THEATER, 205 E Randolph Street, Chicago


 
 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Wallace Foundation
Baker & McKenzie
SEYMOUR H. PERSKY
CHARITABLE TRUST
MARY STOWELL




A coproduction between Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Teatro Real Madrid.
 

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Photo: Philip Newton/Seattle Opera

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