REBECCA IN CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD WITH LYRIC UNLIMITED, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO - DEBUT!


  • HARRIS THEATRE 205 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601 USA

Conducted by Kelly Kuo
Directed by Ron Daniels
Music by Daniel Schnyder
Libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly

In that empty twilight between life and death, tortured jazzman Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons, and women who fueled his creative genius. This freeform expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of the bebop great stars Lawrence Brownlee as the legendary saxophonist — a role crafted around the effortless, improvisational style that makes him one of music’s most sought-after tenors. Set in the famed NYC jazz club Birdland, the opera is as uncompromising in its artistic vision as the “Yardbird” himself.