Sung in English with projections
Appropriate for ages 12+
1 hour, 15 minutes
Laura Kaminsky/Mark Campbell/Kimberly Reed
Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002
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General Admission: $25
Some Light Emerges is being developed in close collaboration with the Rothko Chapel and The Menil Collection. Don’t miss this unique musical celebration of Houston’s social history, rich visual arts, and diversity of faith and spirituality.
Some Light Emerges, an extraordinary new chamber opera 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 — composed by Laura Kaminsky, with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed and based on an original concept by Campbell — 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.