New Moon Opera Company kicks off its third season with this FUNdraiser which seems to be offering a chance for audience members to get up and sing their own aria (for a price).
Catch a dramatic soprano in-the-making with one of Chicago Opera Theater's Young Artist mezzo-sopranos. Their program begins with some song (Duparc and Libby Larsen) and then launches into a parade of lyric mezzo and a few "big girl" arias, rounded out by a few familiar duets. Sarah Jenks is their highly-skilled accompanist.
Company members of Third Eye Theatre Ensemble accompanied by pianist John Cockerill present arias and scenes from Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath & Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, along with spirituals by Hall Johnson and Uzee Brown, Jr., Samuel Barber's Excursions and other music that falls under the broad category of Americana.
Renée Fleming with a refreshed cast of the deeply talented Ryan Opera Center - this evening promises to offer a party-like atmosphere with the NATS conference in attendance.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you can get a ticket
Christine Brewer is the headliner of the final Beyond the Aria of the season, but the editor of Vocal Arts Chicago is more excited to hear current Ryan Center ensemble member Annie Rosen who distinguished herself in the recent Rising Stars concert. As always, artistic director Craig Terry will be both affable host and deluxe accompanist. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Steve Winn of the San Francisco Classical Voice praises tenor Matthew Polenzani’s “torrent of magnificent sound…from the sonorous, deep pedal points of his low notes to the glittering, high shine at the upper reaches.” He is the recipient of the 2004 Richard Tucker Award and the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 Beverly Sills Artist Award. His 2014-15 season included his return to London’s Royal Opera House for Idomeneo, productions of Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera, L’elisir d’amore and Die Zauberflöte at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, and his Opernhaus Zurich debut in La traviata. 2015-16 season highlights include appearances in Don Giovanni at Opéra national de Paris, productions of Werther in Munich and Vienna, and Les pêcheurs de perles andRoberto Devereux at the Metropolitan Opera.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.
An Oak Park native and NYU graduate presents her master's degree recital in the elegant Ganz Hall of Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts
Music of the Baroque's Artist in residence and baroque specialist tenor Thomas Cooley paired with internationally acclaimed keyboardist Jory Vinikour in a rare and intimate recital of songs from Bach to Britten.
The Mexican tenor who is enjoying the favor of the audiences at the Metropolitan Opera makes his Chicago debut in a recital at the Harris Theater.
Metropolitan Opera star Susanna Phillips joins bass-baritone Christian van Horn, tenor Mingjie Lei, and pianist Craig Terry in a program of aria and song.