20 North Wacker Dr
YP Discussion on Weinberg’s Opera, The Passenger
Anthony Freud, General Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Ambassador David Scheffer, Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University
Monday 02/23 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Written in 1960s Moscow, The Passenger is a powerful opera that explores the experience of the Holocaust from the perspectives of both the perpetrator and the victim. Long suppressed by the Russian regime, the opera first made its worldwide debut in 2010. Alternating between past and present, The Passenger explores overarching themes of memory and reconciling in the aftermath of one of history’s greatest tragedies. Join your fellow YPs for a discussion of the opera.
Attend the discussion and a performance for $49!
In addition to the discussion on February 23, Young Professionals are also invited to attend a performance of The Passenger on March 4. If you would like to attend the discussion and a performance for $49, please register here.
General Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Anthony Freud has been the general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2011. Previously, Freud served as general director of the Houston Grand Opera and as general director of the Welsh National Opera. In his distinguished career, he has also been an executive producer for opera at the Phillips Classics label, chaired the jury for the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, and is the only person to have been chairman of both Opera Europa and OPERA America, LLC.
Ambassador David Scheffer
Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University
David Scheffer is the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law. He was the US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and is author of the award-winning book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunal (Princeton University Press, 2012).