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World
Premiere:
Some
Light
Emerges

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March
Thursday
16
07:30 PM
March
Friday
17
07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in English with projections

Age

Appropriate for ages 12+

Running Time

1 hour, 15 minutes

no intermission

Subject

SOLD OUT
Thursday 3/16 & Friday 3/17

World Premiere
Laura Kaminsky/Mark Campbell/Kimberly Reed

Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002

Tickets on sale now!
General Admission: $25

 

Some Light Emerges is being developed in close collaboration with the Rothko Chapel and The Menil Collection. Don’t miss this unique musical celebration of Houston’s social history, rich visual arts, and diversity of faith and spirituality.

Some Light Emerges, an extraordinary new chamber opera set in Houston’s own Rothko Chapel, captures all of the mystery, power and transcendent beauty of one of our city’s greatest cultural landmarks. The opera — composed by Laura Kaminsky, with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed and based on an original concept by Campbell — spans four decades and presents the poignant and humorous stories of five diverse people in Houston who are affected by a visit to the Chapel at a critical moment in their lives. At the same time, the narrative chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Dominique de Menil's dream of creating the Chapel, from her conception of the idea, to the commissioning of artist Mark Rothko, to the Chapel’s opening in 1971. 

CAST

Dominique de Menil
Amy Petrongelli
Margie
Karim Sulayman
Albert
Cece

CREATIVE TEAM

Laura Kaminsky
Composer
Mark Campbell
Co-Librettist
Kimberly Reed
Co-Librettist
Bradley Moore
Conductor
Robin Guarino
Director
Michael James Clark
Lighting Designer

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist