January 14, 2021
Creating The Factotum: A preview through photos
Lyric's Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is thrilled to be a part of the development of The Factotum, a new opera from the minds of Ryan Opera Center alumnus Will Liverman and DJ/recording artist DJ King Rico. The Factotum is a reimagining of Rossini's The Barber of Seville, placing the work in a present-day Black barbershop in Chicago while combining operatic singing with hip-hop, barbershop, gospel, funk, neo soul, and R&B music. The Ryan Opera Center held a music workshop for The Factotum in December 2020 and captured the behind-the-scenes process of creating the new work.
In anticipation of the documentary called Creating The Factotum, take a look at some behind-the-scenes photos of The Factotum workshop that complied with Lyric's strict safety protocols and procedures.
Photos: Lyric Opera of Chicago