The Invention of Morel: A New Opera by Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore

September 2, 2017, 7:00 pm

Composer Stewart Copeland and librettist/director Jonathan Moore with the Fiesta Team!

Fiesta’s host Elbio Barilari sits down with composer Stewart Copeland (co-founder and drummer of The Police) and librettist/director Jonathan Moore about their world premiere of their new opera The Invention of Morel at Chicago Opera Theater.  Based on the book by Argentine author, Aldolfo Bioy Casares, Elbio will speak to our guests about the influence of Latin American music and themes on their opera. We will also be playing a selection of some of their favorite Latin American folk and classical music.


Birds of Prey, by Stewart Copland
Stewart Copland Group, Robert Zigler (conductor)

Carlota, by Arturo Rodriguez
Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí, José Miramontes (conductor)

Paloma Negra, by Tomás Méndez
Chavela Vargas (guitar and voice)

Luz de Luna, by Álvaro Carrillo
The Chieftains with Ry Cooder and Chavela Vargas

Clepsydra, by Mario Lavista
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra (conductor)

Timpani Concerto, by Gabriela Ortiz
Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, José Areán (conductor)