On June 7 at 8pm, June 8 at 6pm, and June 9 at 3pm, Utopia Opera presents the New York Premiere of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, a chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, & Kimberly Reed, in a fully-staged production performed with its original orchestration at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Drama Desk Award-nominee David Schweizer directs and Utopia founder and artistic director William Remmers conducts. Q&A sessions with Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed, and members of the cast and crew follow each performance.
Following the success of their contemporary masterpiece, AS ONE, Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed were commissioned to create SOME LIGHT EMERGES which premiered at Houston Grand Opera in 2017. Utopia is bringing it to New York for its second-ever production. Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning co-librettist and original concept creator Mark Campbell describes the piece as "a new chamber opera set mostly within the Rothko Chapel that chronicles the direct and tangential intersections of five diverse people across four decades who visit the Chapel, as well as the struggles and triumphs of Dominique de Menil in realizing her dream of creating it." Co-librettist Kimberly Reed adds, "Through humor and levity and the deeply personal stories of its characters, SOME LIGHT EMERGES reveals how political and spiritual conflicts can be better understood through art, while honoring the people who create and support it."