Stewart Copeland – The Invention of Morel in Chicago

For the last two years composer Stewart Copeland has been working on a new opera based on the book The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. It was commissioned jointly by the Long Beach Opera and the Chicago Opera Theater, and the world premiere was last night. It was a fantastic success, and the reviews are wonderful. I’ve been Stewart’s orchestrator and music copyist since 2010.

Chicago Tribune: “A brilliant piece of musical surrealism”

Chicago Sun Times: “winningly haunted and haunting … alternately unnerving nightmare and beautiful fever dream”

The opera will play in Long Beach one year from now.