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Streaming June 4 – Ghost Variations

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the FILM PREMIERE of “Ghost Variations” by Tony Manfredonia and Aiden Feltkamp produced by Thompson Street Opera, streaming June 4.

 

Reserve your pay-what-you-can ticket on Eventbrite for the digital release. Links will be posted on the Eventbrite page, and the videos will be available on demand after the release.

 

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Ben Ross
CLARA SCHUMANN: Naomi Brigell
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Jessie Lyons
FLORESTAN: Alexandra Plattos Sulack
EUSEBIUS: Liana German
MARIE SCHUMANN: Alicia Hurtado
DR. FRANZ RICHARZ: Fran Daniel Laucerica; Brennan Urbi

STAGE DIRECTOR: Derek Van Barham
GUEST CONDUCTOR: Greg Tufts
VIDEOGRAPHER: Aaron Gottl of Atlas Arts Media
AUDIO ENGINEER: Claire DiVizio
LIGHTING DESIGNER: G. “Max” Maxin IV
COSTUME DESIGNER: Sarah Thompson Johansen

Also featuring the amazing instrumental talents of:
Robert Alvarado Switala
Allie Switala
Kelsey Hanson
Benjamin Rogers
Miles Sutton

 

November 10 – Operatic Delights with Elgin Master Chorale…

Operatic Delights
Elgin Master Chorale with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of lush arias, passionate choruses, and soaring melodies from beloved operas of Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart and Wagner. Whether dancing with Bizet’s Carmen, charging with Rossini’s Swiss Soldiers or on pilgrimage with Wagner’s Tannhäuser, you will connect with great characters and melodies of opera. 
 
I have the pleasure of being one of the featured soloist for the evening, singing the famous Queen of the Night aria “Der Hölle Rache”
 
When: Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College | 1700 Spartan Dr, Building H, Elgin, IL 60123
Admission: $24 adults / $19 students and seniors.
Tickets: Call 847.622.0300 or 
http://tickets.elgin.edu/
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October 31 – The Harbingers

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It’s coming!

I join a stellar cast to present The Harbingers, a new opera composed by Rosśa Crean, libretto by Kendra Leonard. We perform this a cappella opera at Rosehill Cemetery for one night only—Halloween Night! It’s sure to creep you out.

The Harbingers
A new opera will premier in Chicago this Halloween night, and the strangest part about it? It will be acapella! American Prize winning composer Rosśa Crean will present “The Harbingers,” their newest work with librettist Kendra Leonard, at Rosehill Cemetery in the Horatio N. May Chapel on October 31st, and they think it is the perfect night for such an event. Crean, after the loss of both of their parents, came up with a story where several different cultural figures of death convene on Halloween Night to pass judgement on the fate of a recently-departed soul.
 
When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 7:30pm 
Where: Horatio N. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery | 5800 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Admission: $15
Tickets: https://theharbingersopera.bpt.me
Inquiries: theharbingersopera@gmail.com

August 19, 2019 – Divas on Display Cabaret

Mark Your Calendars!

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The divas of Forte Chicago bare all in an evening of cabaret! See the divas on display at Davenport’s Piano Bar on Monday, August 19 at 8PM for Dish, Invention & Very Accomplished Singing. The Divas give a new spin to some of opera’s most beloved classics, along with a few of their original hits.

Davenport’s Piano Bar Cabaret
1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Monday, August 19, 8:00 pm

$15 cover + 2 drink minimum. Ages 21+

Grab your tickets today!

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June 21, 2019 – “Heart Chant” at Make Music…

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What a healing and rewarding experience to lead a Heart Chant at Make Music Chicago this year. We joined 10 other Heart Chants from across the world to heal and restore.

Come to the River Theater and join Forte Chicago in a performance of Pauline Oliveros’s Heart Chant at 7:15pm on June 21. Written in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, the Heart Chant‘s simple instructions invite any and all to participate in creating community through sound. No musical training is required. Performance instructions will be shared on-site and are also available at makemusicday.org/national-projects/heart-chant/

This Chicago performance joins over a dozen Heart Chants planned for Make Music Day on June 21 around the world.

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. All performances and events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Make Music Chicago website.

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June 28 – July 14 – HOMELAND 24: The…

Mark Your Calendars!

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Music for Theatre CHICAGO ends the 2018-19 season with an original work HOMELAND 24: The People’s Play.

Join me as I play the character of Nora, an Outsider.

This break through sci-fi tale submerges audiences into the dystopian, futuristic world of the American Territory in a story that pushes the bounds of “what if” and the consequences of decisions.

Written in the style of a classic tragedy, Homeland 24 looks into the lives and relationships of self righteous Citizens, the glutenous lifestyles and the hardship they impose on Outsiders who were forced behind the wall during The Great Migration. Although political in nature, H24 magnifies the “what if” of post war America and a land where you are what The Leader wants you to be unless you want to give up your life.

The large cast of highly developed characters represent this split society where only Citizens can speak, becoming a slave is a daily probability and loving someone could cost you both your freedom and life. Homeland has audiences roaring in laughter, routing for heroes and fighting back tears. The diversity of characters is unlike those often seen on stage and social justice issues make this story hit close to home.

Homeland 24: The People’s Play opens June 28th at Piven Theatre in Evanston.
Seating is general admission in this intimate black box theatre.

Grab your tickets today!

Hear the writer/director speak about this original work:

May 4, 2019 – Forte Goes Legit

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Forte Goes Legit at The Call

Join the Divas of Forte Chicago as they show off their operatic chops with a night of standard operatic hits! The Divas give a new spin to some of opera’s most beloved classics, along with some of our own original hits.

Grab your tickets today!

March 13, 2019 – The War to End All…

The War to End All Wars Cabaret

The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 

March 13

A cabaret celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I through the words and music of the soldiers, sailors, and flyboys who fought it and those on the home front who loved them.

Contact The Cliff Dwellers Club for tickets and more information.

Take a peek at a few photos from our previous performance here.

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March 9, 2019 – We Don’t Play Fight

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Conquer Pro Wrestling Presents

We Don’t Play Fight

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

March 9, 8:00 pm

A one of a kind crossover production of professional wrestling and theater artists.

With these two entertainment groups training under the same roof, times are getting financially rough, which triggers a cold-hearted landlord pushing hard and fast to force an eviction. Can a last minute LIVE televised talent search be the final fundraising opportunity that can either make or break both of their futures?

Join me as I play the role of Larissa, the Landlord. You might* get to see me body slammed by a pro wrestler!

*you definitely will see me get body slammed.

More information and tickets here.

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