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Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents An American Dream

This March, Lyric Unlimited is proud to present the Midwest premiere of An American Dream, a contemporary American opera that asks the question: What would you do if you were forced from your home?

Set during World War II, this opera explores the lives of two women: a Japanese American uprooted from her home, and a German-Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Cherished items symbolize home for the displaced and incarcerated.

Matthew Ozawa directs this intimate, new production featuring a cast of seven and a 15-piece orchestra led by Daniela Candillari.

A free, pre-opera talk will begin one hour before curtain, and the

audience is invited to a post-performance discussion.

Performance Details

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph St., Chicago

Friday, March 15 at 7 pm

Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm

Lyric Unlimited is grateful to the Alphawood Foundation and the

Japanese American Service Committee for permitting the display of select images from the 2017 exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Images will be on display in the lobby spaces for performances.

In partnership with University of Chicago’s School of Social Service

Administration and the Japanese American Service Committee, free, public event offerings will be happening throughout the month of March. For more information, please visit us online.

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