A World Premiere Closed February 17th

A Chamber Opera on a Maritime Tragedy

Based on a true event, this new work by Francis L. Lynch, the composer of Joseph’s Gift, uses just six singers and five players (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello) in twenty brief scenes to relate the tale of a tragic episode in maritime history.

Two outstanding casts brought this new opera to life in four performances.

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
2120 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60201



Previous Production: Also a World Premiere

The Christmas story from the viewpoint of the forgotten man…

In December of 2016, EChO’s production team presented the world premiere of Francis Lynch’s Christmas chamber opera, Joseph’s Gift, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. Click the link below to learn about the production and watch a video of the entire opera.


“…Lynch and Reeser have gifted us a new Christmas story…much of the success of the evening must be attributed to [Music Director James] Janssen…”

Chicago Theatre Review, December 11, 2016