Utopia Opera Presents
Some Light Emerges
June 7-9, Time TBD
Laura Kaminsky, Composer
Mark Campbell, Kimberly Reed, Librettists
Some Light Emerges is set in Houston’s own Rothko Chapel, captures all of the mystery, power and transcendent beauty of one of our city’s greatest cultural landmarks. The opera spans four decades and presents the poignant and humorous stories of five diverse people in Houston who are affected by a visit to the Chapel at a critical moment in their lives. At the same time, the narrative chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Dominique de Menil’s dream of creating the Chapel, from her conception of the idea, to the commissioning of artist Mark Rothko, to the Chapel’s opening in 1971.