Before It All Goes Dark
The Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il 60605
The Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il 60605
Opera
Runs May 25May 26, 2024

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The ~Vibe~
Intimate, Poignant and Moving, Triumph Over Adversity

The Story
This world premiere, commissioned and produced by Music of Remembrance, is based on the true story reported by Chicago Tribune columnist Howard Reich about an ailing Vietnam war veteran who learns he is the heir to a priceless art collection stolen by Nazis. His arduous voyage to Prague in search of his inheritance leads him to embrace an identity that had been hidden from him, and through art he discovers a deeper truth in his life.

Creative Team
Composer: Jake Heggie
Librettist: Gene Scheer
Conductor: Joseph Mechavich
Director: Erich Parce

Cast
Mac: Ryan McKinny
Misha/Emil/Sally: Megan Marino