The Nordic Wolf and the Water of Life

March 2001

An original a cappella story opera with Megan Wells, storyteller.

For the first time, Chicago a cappella collaborates with acclaimed storyteller Megan Wells to recreate the ancient Swedish myth, "The Fire-Bird."  Though all three of the king's songs seek to revive their ailing father, only one will make the true hero's journey and bring back the water of life.  The epic, eternal themes are set perfectly with the crown jewels of modern Scandinavian choral music, by Gunnar Eriksson, Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, Vagn Holmboe, Nils Lindberg, Jaakko Mantyjarvi, Trond Kverno, and others. 

Performance Dates

Friday: March 9, 2001
8:00 PM

Fourth Presbyterian Church
Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday: March 10, 2001

Unity Temple
875 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

Sunday: March 11, 2001
4:00 PM

First Congregational Church
1417 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Performers

  • Amy Conn
    Soprano
  • Kathleen O’Brien Dietz
    Soprano
  • Elizabeth Grizzell
    Mezzo-Soprano
  • Deborah Guscott
    Mezzo-Soprano
  • Hoss Brock
    Tenor
  • Cary Lovett
    Tenor
  • Bass
  • Aaron Johnson
    Bass
  • Jonathan Miller
    Bass