ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ The Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the first revival of Institute Professor John Harbison's opera, The Great Gatsby, which premiered at New York City's Metropolitan Opera in December 1999. That production, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1924 novel, was called "one of the best operas composed by an American to date," by Boston Globe critic Richard Dyer. The original Metropolitan Opera Association production and cast will move into Chicago's Civic Opera House October 2 through November 3.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Interactive artist Christopher Janney, who received the SM in visual studies in 1978 from MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, has been commissioned for a large project on the banks of the Ohio River to honor the National Steam Boat Monument.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 27, 2000.