Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chicago Opera Vanguard

Composer Eric Reda added me to his mailing list some time ago, and I've been getting all sorts of great mailings about goings-on in the Chicago area. The latest made me want to *buy a plane ticket: Chicago Opera Vanguard's 2009 season. They're producing two operas, and what a pair:
  • Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Eurydice, January 29 to February 8, 2009
  • Mark Anthony Turnage's Greek, May 28 to June 7
If you're within hailing distance of Chicago, gosh, go!

* I've been discussing a trip to Chicago with friends, for dinner at Alinea and a CSO concert. The Boulez trio of programs is droolworthy! But those programs don't coincide with COV's season, alas.

4 comments:

Marcus said...

You could also come to Houston, where Univ. of Houston is doing quite impressive repertoire for a college company this spring: Daniel Catan's "Florencia en el Amazonas" and Gordon's "Grapes of Wrath" (along with Mozart's "Lucio Silla"). Couple that with HGO's Previn premiere (and Britten's "Midsummer Night's Dream") and we in Houston should be feeling very fortunate for the state of opera in our city!

Lisa Hirsch said...

And the Rothko Chapel is near Houston, I seem to recall. That's nice repertory, though having seen "A Streetcar Named Desire," I have zero interest in another opera by Previn. Let me guess that David Gockley commissioned before he decamped?

Marcus said...

Yes, the Rothko is *in* Houston (walking distance from where I live) and is a great venue both musical a non. Not quite sure how the Previn commission came about - the casting at least looks titillating (Gunn & Futral in the leads)....

Lisa Hirsch said...

Really want to see the Rothko Chapel and visit Austin! Some day, some day.