The Fix

March 16-24

Music by Joel Puckett | Libretto by Eric Simonson

Commissioned by MN Opera as part of its New Works Initiative

Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal

One of the most notorious scandals in American history comes to life in this new, major league opera. The 1919 Chicago White Sox were arguably the best team in the game, but they were also the most poorly paid, always at odds with their penny-pinching owner. Resentment, revenge, and ambition gone awry motivate the eight players to conspire with gamblers and fix the World Series. Featuring a lyrical, poetic score and legendary figures from baseball, The Fix is a tale of epic proportions about betting against the establishment, all set against the backdrop of America’s favorite pastime.


Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage

Cast & Creative Team

Learn More


Learn More

Act I

Shoeless Joe Jackson, star slugger for the Chicago White Sox, is scolded by his wife, Katie for signing a contract against his interests. She reminds him he is far too trusting of others …

Composer Biography

Learn More

Joel Puckett

Named as one of National Public Radio’s listeners’ favorite composers under the age of 40, Joel Puckett is a composer who is dedicated to the belief that music can bring consolation, hope and joy to all who need it.

The Fix Playlist

Stay in Touch With Our Newsletter

Support the Opera and Donate

Find Out More