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Trio Speranza presents “With Harp & Voice” — Handel’s Muses
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Trio Speranza presents “With Harp & Voice” — Handel’s Muses

In a very short time as a Chicago resident, Hannah De Priest has established herself as a go-to artist for stylish early music singing. Hear her in arias from Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, and Alcina as well as the superior cantata Armida Abbandonata.

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Reverie: an Afternoon of French Music featuring Emily Pogorelc
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Reverie: an Afternoon of French Music featuring Emily Pogorelc

Emily Pogorelc, who sang Cunégonde at Washington National Opera, and who has been heard at Opera Philadelphia, Glimmerglass Festival, and as the youngest finalist in the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup, joins three elite Chicago-based musicians for a program of French chamber music and mélodie.

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New Moon Opera presents a Double Bill of American Operas
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

New Moon Opera presents a Double Bill of American Operas

Local micro-opera company New Moon Opera will present a double bill of two beloved American operas - Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, April 28 through 30 at Next Door Theater in Ravenswood.  

Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 30, at 4:00 pm

Next Door Theater, 2122 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago 

Stage Director: Seavor Roach

Music Director and Pianist: Eric D. Carlson

Old Maid and the Thief, (Gian-Carlo Menotti) cast: Marissa Simmons, Jennifer Barrett, Leah Rockweit, and Stuart Thompson

Trouble in Tahiti, (Leonard Bernstein) cast: Peter Wesoloski, Mallory Harding, Vera Bowser, Dennis Kalup, DaRell Haynes, with Christopher Grandberry, percussion

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New Moon Opera presents a Double Bill of American Operas
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

New Moon Opera presents a Double Bill of American Operas

Local micro-opera company New Moon Opera will present a double bill of two beloved American operas - Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, April 28 through 30 at Next Door Theater in Ravenswood.  

Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 30, at 4:00 pm

Next Door Theater, 2122 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago 

Stage Director: Seavor Roach

Music Director and Pianist: Eric D. Carlson

Old Maid and the Thief, (Gian-Carlo Menotti) cast: Marissa Simmons, Jennifer Barrett, Leah Rockweit, and Stuart Thompson

Trouble in Tahiti, (Leonard Bernstein) cast: Peter Wesoloski, Mallory Harding, Vera Bowser, Dennis Kalup, DaRell Haynes, with Christopher Grandberry, percussion

 

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New Moon Opera presents a Double Bill of American Operas
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

New Moon Opera presents a Double Bill of American Operas

Local micro-opera company New Moon Opera will present a double bill of two beloved American operas - Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, April 28 through 30 at Next Door Theater in Ravenswood.  

Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 30, at 4:00 pm

Next Door Theater, 2122 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago 

Stage Director: Seavor Roach

Music Director and Pianist: Eric D. Carlson

Old Maid and the Thief, (Gian-Carlo Menotti) cast: Marissa Simmons, Jennifer Barrett, Leah Rockweit, and Stuart Thompson

Trouble in Tahiti, (Leonard Bernstein) cast: Peter Wesoloski, Mallory Harding, Vera Bowser, Dennis Kalup, DaRell Haynes, with Christopher Grandberry, percussion

 

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Hansel and Gretel at Thirsty Ears Classical Music Festival
Aug
13
4:30 PM16:30

Hansel and Gretel at Thirsty Ears Classical Music Festival

New Moon Opera Company will perform an abridged version of their spring opera, Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck at Thirsty Ears Classical Music Festival.  The opera is accompanied by piano and is family-friendly.  Meet us in the sanctuary of All Saints' Church at 4550 Hermitage Avenue in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood at 4:30 pm.  Entrance to the performance is free!

Thirsty Ears Classical Music Festival goes from 1 pm to 8 pm, with performances throughout the day, as well as beer for sale, food trucks, and children's activities from 1 - 4.  Entrance to the festival is $5 suggested donation. 

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Chicago Fringe Opera presents In the Penal Colony
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Chicago Fringe Opera presents In the Penal Colony

Philip Glass's harrowing adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story of the same title returns to Chicago for the first time since the work's premiere at the Court Theatre in 2000.

With two singers, two actors and a string quintet, Glass's pocket opera is small in scale and vast in impact. In an unnamed country, a soldier is to be put to death by capital punishment: a machine will tattoo the offender's crimes on his skin, thus bleeding him to death. When a suspicious human rights inspectors arrives to witness the punishment, the officer in command must convince him of the humanity of the procedure, but with brutal consequences.

Glass's examination of capital punishment, morality and the darkness of the human spirit is amplified by his iconic score, full of the rhythms and harmonic complexities found in his other works such as Einstein on the Beach and the Qatsi trilogy.

This production is produced in partnership with the Lillstreet Art Center and is performed in the Center's Painting Studio, continuing Chicago Fringe Opera's successful run of opera productions in immersive and non-traditional venues.

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Chicago Fringe Opera presents In the Penal Colony
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Chicago Fringe Opera presents In the Penal Colony

Philip Glass's harrowing adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story of the same title returns to Chicago for the first time since the work's premiere at the Court Theatre in 2000.

With two singers, two actors and a string quintet, Glass's pocket opera is small in scale and vast in impact. In an unnamed country, a soldier is to be put to death by capital punishment: a machine will tattoo the offender's crimes on his skin, thus bleeding him to death. When a suspicious human rights inspectors arrives to witness the punishment, the officer in command must convince him of the humanity of the procedure, but with brutal consequences.

Glass's examination of capital punishment, morality and the darkness of the human spirit is amplified by his iconic score, full of the rhythms and harmonic complexities found in his other works such as Einstein on the Beach and the Qatsi trilogy.

This production is produced in partnership with the Lillstreet Art Center and is performed in the Center's Painting Studio, continuing Chicago Fringe Opera's successful run of opera productions in immersive and non-traditional venues.

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Chicago Fringe Opera presents In the Penal Colony
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Chicago Fringe Opera presents In the Penal Colony

Philip Glass's harrowing adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story of the same title returns to Chicago for the first time since the work's premiere at the Court Theatre in 2000.

With two singers, two actors and a string quintet, Glass's pocket opera is small in scale and vast in impact. In an unnamed country, a soldier is to be put to death by capital punishment: a machine will tattoo the offender's crimes on his skin, thus bleeding him to death. When a suspicious human rights inspectors arrives to witness the punishment, the officer in command must convince him of the humanity of the procedure, but with brutal consequences.

Glass's examination of capital punishment, morality and the darkness of the human spirit is amplified by his iconic score, full of the rhythms and harmonic complexities found in his other works such as Einstein on the Beach and the Qatsi trilogy.

This production is produced in partnership with the Lillstreet Art Center and is performed in the Center's Painting Studio, continuing Chicago Fringe Opera's successful run of opera productions in immersive and non-traditional venues.

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