"Memory and Reckoning": Klezmer Opera World Premiere of "The Property" by Wlad Marhulets, Feb. 25-27, 2015 in the Logan Center

In conjunction with Lyric Opera's performances of Mieczysław Weinberg's The Passenger, Lyric Unlimited is collaborating with a variety of cultural institutions to present Memory and Reckoning. A wide-ranging series of events exploring and amplifying the themes and messages of Weinberg's important work, Memory and Reckoning includes discussions, musical performances, a film screening, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned klezmer opera.

 

 

The Property

Klezmer Opera - World Premiere 

 

 

The centerpiece of Memory and Reckoning is the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. Adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel by Rutu Modan, The Property tells the story of Regina Segal (mezzo-soprano Jill Grove) and her granddaughter Mica (soprano Anne Slovin), who travel to modern Warsaw to try to regain family property lost during World War II. As their journey unfolds, Regina is forced to confront painful truths about her past, including her history with Roman Gorski (baritone James Maddalena). Meanwhile, Mica navigates a relationship with their Polish tour guide, Tomasz (baritone Nathaniel Olson), and realizes their reasons for coming might not be all that they seemed.

 

 

Performed in English with some Hebrew and Polish text. Approximately 80 minutes in length; no intermission.

 

 

Click here for more information on The Property.

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.*

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.*

Friday, February 27, 2015, 1 p.m.

 

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 East 60th Street, Hyde Park, Chicago

 

*Post-performance talkback with artists and University of Chicago faculty on Feb. 25 and 26.

 

Tickets are $20 and $25, available online or by phone at 312-827-5600.

 

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

 

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie

 

Tickets are $20, $25, and $40, available online or by phone at 847-673-6300.