Invention of Morel!

Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/08/2017

World Premiere Hit in Chicago plays to packed houses and rave reviews.

Jonathan co wrote the libretto with Stewart Copeland and Directed the Opera.

"A winningly haunted and haunting production by Chicago Opera Theater, in this alternately unnerving nightmare and beautiful fever dream"

Chicago Sun Times

"A Brilliant piece of musical Surrealism"

"One experiences the new opera the way one experiences a dark if oddly beautiful dream. A brilliant music theater adaptation... a milestone.English actor-writer Jonathan Moore's stage direction (he co-authored the libretto with Copeland) exert a cumulative hallucinatory power that haunts your thoughts well after you've left the theater."

Chicago Herald

"A high-powered production."

LA Times

"Jonathan Moore directed a wonderfully varied, purposefully spare, exquisitely stylized production. Beautifully realized. Staged with utmost care and dedication. It is an important and intriguing new work."

Opera Today

"Skillfully directed by Jonathan Moore, The excellent libretto... . Moore's direction is consistently adroit. fascinating, intellectually challenging, decidedly worthy addition to the repertory of contemporary operas."

San Francisco Classical Voice

"magic... a spellbinding opera. it floats by like a hallucination. The libretto is poetic...A roaring good time.."

Culture Spot LA

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