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Rush Hour Concerts presents Third Coast Baroque
Jun
27
5:45 PM17:45

Rush Hour Concerts presents Third Coast Baroque

In their first season, Third Coast Baroque has established themselves as one of the premiere early music bands – both stylish and highly skilled. If you haven't had a chance to experience this fantastic new ensemble, check out this FREE concert. 

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Messiah – Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Messiah – Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Conductor (and composer) James Kallembach is creating memorable performances at U of C with a combination of students and some of the best professional musicians one can find in this city. BONUS:  Rockefeller may be the best place in Chicago to hear oratorio.

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Messiah – Bella Voce with Callipygian Players
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Messiah – Bella Voce with Callipygian Players

The breeziest of the bunch with a period band and rapid tempi that doesn't hinder this flexible chamber choir.  BONUS: there is no way you will tire of the vocal soloists while arias are divided amongst thirteen members of the choir.  ADDED BONUS:  Concertmaster Martin Davids is the personification of sprezzatura.

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Messiah  – Bella Voce with Callipygian Players
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Messiah – Bella Voce with Callipygian Players

The breeziest of the bunch with a period band and rapid tempi that doesn't hinder this flexible chamber choir.  BONUS: there is no way you will tire of the vocal soloists while arias are divided amongst thirteen members of the choir.  ADDED BONUS:  Concertmaster Martin Davids is the personification of sprezzatura.

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Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera Chicago
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera Chicago

by Gaetano Donizetti

In Italian with English supertitles

If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo (you’ll long remember their heavenly love duet) and the vocal fireworks of Lucia’s dazzling mad scene, as she breaks your heart while sending spectacular coloratura and high notes soaring. This beautiful period production features a star cast that is not to be missed, especially Albina Shagimuratova in the title role!

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Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera Chicago
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera Chicago

by Gaetano Donizetti

In Italian with English supertitles

If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo (you’ll long remember their heavenly love duet) and the vocal fireworks of Lucia’s dazzling mad scene, as she breaks your heart while sending spectacular coloratura and high notes soaring. This beautiful period production features a star cast that is not to be missed, especially Albina Shagimuratova in the title role!

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Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera Chicago
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera Chicago

by Gaetano Donizetti

In Italian with English supertitles

If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo (you’ll long remember their heavenly love duet) and the vocal fireworks of Lucia’s dazzling mad scene, as she breaks your heart while sending spectacular coloratura and high notes soaring. This beautiful period production features a star cast that is not to be missed, especially Albina Shagimuratova in the title role!

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The Bach + Beethoven Ensemble present The Gentle Shepherd
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Bach + Beethoven Ensemble present The Gentle Shepherd

A Scottish Folk Opera presented by the stylish and youthful Bach and Beethoven Ensemble on period instruments.  The cast includes mezzo-soprano Lindsey Adams, (Endymion in Haymarket Opera's La Calisto) and soprano Alexandra Olsavsky (Artemisia vocal trio)

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The Bach + Beethoven Ensemble present The Gentle Shepherd
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Bach + Beethoven Ensemble present The Gentle Shepherd

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A Scottish Folk Opera presented by the stylish and youthful Bach and Beethoven Ensemble on period instruments.  The cast includes mezzo-soprano Lindsey Adams, (Endymion in Haymarket Opera's La Calisto) and soprano Alexandra Olsavsky (Artemisia vocal trio)

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Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata

Kimberly McCord who was a show-stopper as Juno in last spring's La Calisto, and Suzanne Lommler who chewed the scenery in the 2015 production of Amadigi di Gaula both return to Haymarket Opera Company in their season opener.  They are joined by Chicago Fringe Opera's Scott Brunscheen and certified Barihunk™ Jonathan Beyer.  Haymarket shows are costumed by the amazing Meriem Bahri, which is usually enough reason to attend.

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Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata

Kimberly McCord who was a show-stopper as Juno in last spring's La Calisto, and Suzanne Lommler who chewed the scenery in the 2015 production of Amadigi di Gaula both return to Haymarket Opera Company in their season opener.  They are joined by Chicago Fringe Opera's Scott Brunscheen and certified Barihunk™ Jonathan Beyer.  Haymarket shows are costumed by the amazing Meriem Bahri, which is usually enough reason to attend.

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