NIGHT AND DAY

NIGHT AND DAY

Unity Temple in Oak Park (map)

We open our fifth season with a song recital in one of the most beautiful rooms in America, Frank Lloyd Wright's spectacularly refurbished Unity Temple. In NIGHT and DAY we transport the listener through times of day: beginning with the first morning light and progressing throughout the program to midnight. Featuring the return of some of our most beloved guest artists, pianist Mark Bilyeu and baritone Samuel Schultz, the quartet performs well-loved art songs from the German, French, and English repertoire alongside contemporary American works.  A celebration of Fourth Coast's fifth season with live jazz music directly follows the concert.

FAUST

FAUST

Orpheum Theater (map)

In despair the aging and regretful scholar Faust makes a deal with the devil for an ill-fated chance at youth, vitality and love. Featuring Gounod's music from the opera that hasn’t been heard in over 150 years, Opera Omaha taps a new edition of Faust that reconstructs Gounod’s earliest versions of the work. Conductor Steven White returns to Opera Omaha, as does Samuel Schultz singing the role of Wagner, in a fascinating new production by director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

FAUST

FAUST

Orpheum Theater (map)

In despair the aging and regretful scholar Faust makes a deal with the devil for an ill-fated chance at youth, vitality and love. Featuring Gounod's music from the opera that hasn’t been heard in over 150 years, Opera Omaha taps a new edition of Faust that reconstructs Gounod’s earliest versions of the work. Conductor Steven White returns to Opera Omaha, as does Samuel Schultz singing the role of Wagner, in a fascinating new production by director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

COMPANIONSHIP

COMPANIONSHIP

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens (map)

Next season, Fort Worth Opera will present a delightfully wicked world premiere opera by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters. Adapted from the short story by internationally bestselling author Arthur Phillips, this delicious dark comedy follows the obsessive quest of an aspiring baker named Leslie Sinclair. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she sets out to bake the perfect baguette when the 207,345th one suddenly comes to life before her very eyes. Begging to be fed, The Dough promises to reveal a mysterious “great wisedom,” if only she will obey its every wish and whim. Companionship mirrors our modern world, where what we consume becomes all-consuming.  

COMPANIONSHIP

COMPANIONSHIP

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens (map)

Next season, Fort Worth Opera will present a delightfully wicked world premiere opera by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters. Adapted from the short story by internationally bestselling author Arthur Phillips, this delicious dark comedy follows the obsessive quest of an aspiring baker named Leslie Sinclair. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she sets out to bake the perfect baguette when the 207,345th one suddenly comes to life before her very eyes. Begging to be fed, The Dough promises to reveal a mysterious “great wisedom,” if only she will obey its every wish and whim. Companionship mirrors our modern world, where what we consume becomes all-consuming.  

COMPANIONSHIP

COMPANIONSHIP

Next season, Fort Worth Opera will present a delightfully wicked world premiere opera by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters. Adapted from the short story by internationally bestselling author Arthur Phillips, this delicious dark comedy follows the obsessive quest of an aspiring baker named Leslie Sinclair. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she sets out to bake the perfect baguette when the 207,345th one suddenly comes to life before her very eyes. Begging to be fed, The Dough promises to reveal a mysterious “great wisedom,” if only she will obey its every wish and whim. Companionship mirrors our modern world, where what we consume becomes all-consuming.