Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Beethoven's 9th Symphony

CSO: Beethoven's 9th

Bernstein's "Ode to Freedom"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Marin Alsop, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus soloists
Tamara Wilson
, soprano
Michelle DeYoung
, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby
, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green
, bass-baritone

Pavilion

Saturday, July 14, 2018

4:30 PM

Donor Gates Open

5:00 PM

Public Gates Open

7:30 PM

Concert Starts

Tickets: $100 / $25
Lawn: $10

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

  • Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore, (map)
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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM
Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore

This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time.

Tickets available May 18, 2018 through Brucemore at 319-362-7375 or brucemore.org

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM
Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore

This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time.

Tickets available May 18, 2018 through Brucemore at 319-362-7375 or brucemore.org

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM

Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time. 

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM

Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time. 

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Turandot at CROT
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Turandot at CROT


Act I
A crowd is assembled before the Imperial Palace in Peking.  A Mandarin announces Princess Turandot's fatal decree: the princess will only marry the man who succeeds in answering three riddles put before him; the punishment for failure is death.  The Prince of Persia, who has failed in the attempt, is to be beheaded at the rising of the moon.  The crowd ghoulishly anticipates the spectacle, calls out to the executioner, and tries to force its way into the palace.  Two people are nearly overrun by the crowd:  Timur, the aged, deposed & exiled Tartar King, and Liù, his gentle and faithful slave-girl companion.  When Liù calls for help, a young man comes forward to offer assistance.  It is Prince Calaf, also a fugitive in exile and Timur's son.  They recognize each other and are reunited.  Calaf gratefully asks Liù the reason for her sacrifice to accompany the aging ruler and she shyly tells him that one day the Prince had smiled at her and since that day her life has been devoted to him. The crowd impatiently awaits the rising of the moon.  As the Prince of Persia is led through the crowd, their thirst for blood turns to pity and they call on Turandot to spare him.  Calaf curses the Princess for her cruelty, but when she appears in the moonlight he cannot help himself and rapturously expresses his wonder.  With an imperious gesture, Turandot orders the execution to proceed. Calaf is overwhelmed by her beauty. Timur and Liù vainly warn him of the danger of such an infatuation.  Calaf pays no heed and approaches the gong to announce his intention to be put to the test.  Three Imperial Ministers (Ping, Pang and Pong) appear and attempt to dissuade him.  Calaf does not yield even when the executioner reappears brandishing the Prince of Persia's head.  He rushes to the gong, striking three fatal blows and simultaneously calling out Turandot's name.  ...

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Turandot at CROT
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Turandot at CROT


Act I
A crowd is assembled before the Imperial Palace in Peking.  A Mandarin announces Princess Turandot's fatal decree: the princess will only marry the man who succeeds in answering three riddles put before him; the punishment for failure is death.  The Prince of Persia, who has failed in the attempt, is to be beheaded at the rising of the moon.  The crowd ghoulishly anticipates the spectacle, calls out to the executioner, and tries to force its way into the palace.  Two people are nearly overrun by the crowd:  Timur, the aged, deposed & exiled Tartar King, and Liù, his gentle and faithful slave-girl companion.  When Liù calls for help, a young man comes forward to offer assistance.  It is Prince Calaf, also a fugitive in exile and Timur's son.  They recognize each other and are reunited.  Calaf gratefully asks Liù the reason for her sacrifice to accompany the aging ruler and she shyly tells him that one day the Prince had smiled at her and since that day her life has been devoted to him. The crowd impatiently awaits the rising of the moon.  As the Prince of Persia is led through the crowd, their thirst for blood turns to pity and they call on Turandot to spare him.  Calaf curses the Princess for her cruelty, but when she appears in the moonlight he cannot help himself and rapturously expresses his wonder.  With an imperious gesture, Turandot orders the execution to proceed. Calaf is overwhelmed by her beauty. Timur and Liù vainly warn him of the danger of such an infatuation.  Calaf pays no heed and approaches the gong to announce his intention to be put to the test.  Three Imperial Ministers (Ping, Pang and Pong) appear and attempt to dissuade him.  Calaf does not yield even when the executioner reappears brandishing the Prince of Persia's head.  He rushes to the gong, striking three fatal blows and simultaneously calling out Turandot's name.  ...

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La Traviata
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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La Traviata
Nov
19
1:30 PM13:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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La Traviata
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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La Traviata
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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La Traviata
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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La Traviata
Nov
5
1:30 PM13:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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La Traviata
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris
Sep
10
to Sep 12

Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris

As Chris prepares to attend Comic Con with his best friends, he desperately searches in the pages of his favorite superhero comic for some guidance in his floundering life. His quarter-life crisis comes to a head at the Con, where he is confronted by both his own self-doubt, and by another attendee.

 

Will Chris get his life together? Will Cosmic Ray, his fictional idol, succeed in saving the earth? And if he does, will he save Chris in the process?

Tickets on sale August 1st via Brown Paper Tickets

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Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris

  • Preston Bradley Center, Mason Theatre (map)
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As Chris prepares to attend Comic Con with his best friends, he desperately searches in the pages of his favorite superhero comic for some guidance in his floundering life. His quarter-life crisis comes to a head at the Con, where he is confronted by both his own self-doubt, and by another attendee.

 

Will Chris get his life together? Will Cosmic Ray, his fictional idol, succeed in saving the earth? And if he does, will he save Chris in the process?

Tickets on sale August 1st via Brown Paper Tickets

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Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris

As Chris prepares to attend Comic Con with his best friends, he desperately searches in the pages of his favorite superhero comic for some guidance in his floundering life. His quarter-life crisis comes to a head at the Con, where he is confronted by both his own self-doubt, and by another attendee.

 

Will Chris get his life together? Will Cosmic Ray, his fictional idol, succeed in saving the earth? And if he does, will he save Chris in the process?

Tickets on sale August 1st via Brown Paper Tickets

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Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris
Sep
3
3:30 PM15:30

Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris

  • Preston Bradley Center, Mason Theatre (map)
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As Chris prepares to attend Comic Con with his best friends, he desperately searches in the pages of his favorite superhero comic for some guidance in his floundering life. His quarter-life crisis comes to a head at the Con, where he is confronted by both his own self-doubt, and by another attendee.

 

Will Chris get his life together? Will Cosmic Ray, his fictional idol, succeed in saving the earth? And if he does, will he save Chris in the process?

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Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Thompson Street Opera Premieres Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris

  • Preston Bradley Center, Mason Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Chris prepares to attend Comic Con with his best friends, he desperately searches in the pages of his favorite superhero comic for some guidance in his floundering life. His quarter-life crisis comes to a head at the Con, where he is confronted by both his own self-doubt, and by another attendee.

 

Will Chris get his life together? Will Cosmic Ray, his fictional idol, succeed in saving the earth? And if he does, will he save Chris in the process?

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CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia

LUCREZIA

BY WILLIAM BOLCOM

MAY 6, 9, 11 AND 13, 2017

The 50 minute romp is a zarzuela riff on Machiavelli’s story “La Mandragola”, in which Lucrezia, an intelligent seductress, takes charge of her own needs and tricks her suitors into not only giving her pleasure, but also their money. A game of seduction and love, riddled with humor and coy femininity, “Lucrezia” features the iconic art song style of Bolcom (“McTeague”, “A View from the Bridge” and “A Wedding”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

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CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia

The 50 minute romp is a zarzuela riff on Machiavelli’s story “La Mandragola”, in which Lucrezia, an intelligent seductress, takes charge of her own needs and tricks her suitors into not only giving her pleasure, but also their money. A game of seduction and love, riddled with humor and coy femininity, “Lucrezia” features the iconic art song style of Bolcom (“McTeague”, “A View from the Bridge” and “A Wedding”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

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CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia

The 50 minute romp is a zarzuela riff on Machiavelli’s story “La Mandragola”, in which Lucrezia, an intelligent seductress, takes charge of her own needs and tricks her suitors into not only giving her pleasure, but also their money. A game of seduction and love, riddled with humor and coy femininity, “Lucrezia” features the iconic art song style of Bolcom (“McTeague”, “A View from the Bridge” and “A Wedding”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

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CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

CFO presents Bolcom's Lucrezia

The 50 minute romp is a zarzuela riff on Machiavelli’s story “La Mandragola”, in which Lucrezia, an intelligent seductress, takes charge of her own needs and tricks her suitors into not only giving her pleasure, but also their money. A game of seduction and love, riddled with humor and coy femininity, “Lucrezia” features the iconic art song style of Bolcom (“McTeague”, “A View from the Bridge” and “A Wedding”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

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The Defiant Requiem
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Defiant Requiem

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama, combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimonials and narration to tell the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) who performed the celebrated Verdi Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a smuggled score, they performed the famous oratorio sixteen times, including one performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”

www.defiantrequiem.org 

This powerful presentation is coming to Chicago in a one-time effort to raise significant funds to benefit the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Holocaust Community Services program, which lends sustenance, dignity and hope to Holocaust survivors in the sunset of their lives.

This concert is approximately 115 minutes with no intermission.

- From http://cso.org/

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