Adaptations include orchestral reductions (The Clever One by Carl Orff (17 Players), The Perfect American by Philip Glass), the creation of new stories within works (Maria de Buenos Aires), revised or new stories (Winterreise, The Fairy Queen, The Diary of Anne Frank), and new reduced stage versions (Macbeth by Ernest Bloch - 110 minute one act for 7 singers,  Medea by Luigi Cherubini - 95 minute one act for 7 singers).

...exuberant production, directed and designed by COT general director Andreas Mitisek... If all this sounds like an edgy contemporary cross between "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Cabaret," you'd be right. Chicago Opera Theater's reimagining of Henry Purcell's 1692 masque "The Fairy Queen" is perhaps the gayest show in town, and may just be the silliest as well, with laughs and elegant baroque tunes in abundance.

John von Rhein Chicago Tribune