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The Invention of Morel
PREMIERE2/18/2017
COMPOSERStewart Copeland   
LIBRETTISTJonathan Moore   
Chicago Opera Theater
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2/18/2017--Chicago, IL
2/24/2017--Chicago, IL
2/26/2017--Chicago, IL
Synopsis
A fugitive from justice has found refuge on a remote island. There is rumor of a strange disease connected to this deserted place. Suddenly a group of exotic tourists arrive. He fears arrest but falls in love with one of the intruders. To meet her would be to risk everything but his heart drags him to her. She ignores him completely! Soon he is barging in on the tourists' strangely anachronistic party, wailing for attention. Why won't she acknowledge him, why won't they arrest him? What are those machines in the basement? And why does she keep repeating the same conversation with that Morel? A charismatically odd man, made even stranger by his isolation, solving a cosmic mystery while maddened by love is the sort of fantastic romance that opera serves so well.
MOST PRODUCED SINCE 2000
RANKTITLEPRODUCTIONS
396The Invention of Morel2
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396A Grand Night for Singing2
396A Month in the Country2
396A Water Bird Talk2
396Acquanetta2
This work ranks as the #162 most produced North American title since 2000.
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