February 3–12, 2023
205 E. Randolph Street
Gabriella Reyes (Florencia en el Amazonas) as Rose, Norman Garrett (Fire Shut Up in My Bones) as Garby, Melody Betts (Fiddler on the Roof) as Chantel, and Keirsten Hodgens (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Cece.
Concept, Music, and Lyrics by Will Liverman and DJ King Rico
Book by Will Liverman, DJ King Rico, and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Dramaturgy by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera. Co-production of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Portland Opera, and Washington National Opera.
A spokesperson describes the event as follows:
"...Grammy-nominated baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, is rapidly rising to national prominence and recently triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera. Now he joins dynamic producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist DJ King Rico in creating a new work inspired by Rossini's The Barber of Seville that has grown into a joyful, original piece all its own, commissioned by Lyric..."