production

Quamino's Map

Composer: Errollyn Wallen
Librettist: Deborah Brevoort
Company: Chicago Opera Theater

Performance Dates
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Sunday, May 01, 2022 Matinee

Synopsis

Juba Freeman arrives in London after winning his freedom from slavery by fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War. Thrown headfirst into British society, he meets Amelia Alumond, a member of the British Black gentry, and reconnects with other ex-slaves who are struggling to build new lives for themselves as free men. Inspired by historical events, the opera sheds a light on a forgotten corner of history – and challenges current assumptions of what life was like in 18th-century London for a person of color.

Chicago Opera Theater