An American Dream

Lyric Opera of Chicago

LYRIC PREMIERE & NEW PRODUCTION

Music by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
Sung in English with projected titles

CONDUCTOR | DANIELA CANDILLARI
DIRECTOR | MATTHEW OZAWA

TREASURED POSSESSIONS BECOME SYMBOLS OF HOME IN THIS CONTEMPORARY OPERA INSPIRED BY AMERICAN HISTORY. Set during World War II, we meet two women: a Japanese-American forced to leave her home, and a German-Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Praised as “a heart-wrenching opera… eloquent and moving” (The Seattle Times), don’t miss the premiere of this riveting American chamber opera. 

Lyric Unlimited premiere generously made possible by Lead Sponsor The Wallace Foundation and cosponsors the Seymour H. Persky Charitable Trust and Mary Stowell.