simply, this will be an afternoon to revel in the beauty and
power of the Voice. In a program that spans the operatic and
musical theatre repertoire, four world-class singers will
perform songs, arias and ensembles from your favorite operas
and Tony award winning musicals. From The Barber of Seville to
West Side Story and everything in between! Seduction,
jealousy, humor, and the triumph of love.
this music to life are Rachel Holzhausen (soprano), Yvette
Smith (mezzo soprano), John Concepcion (tenor), and Michael
Cavalieri (baritone). If you’re looking to lose the
mid-winter blues, spend an afternoon up close with some
pastries and coffee will be offered during this intimate
performance on The Center's stage.
First Church of Christ, Scientist Elmhurst is sponsoring a
Thanksgiving musical event presenting the talents of 5 musicians
performing classical and contemporary pieces. The music will be
appreciated by individuals of every age!
First Church of Christ, Scientist 271 S. Prospect Elmhurst, IL
and hear some of your favorite Opera and Musical Theater highlights
in a free concert, sung by members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus.
will be performing : Caro Nome (Rigoletto), Quando men vo (La
Boheme), and Mister Snow (Carousel).
September 2nd at 3pm
John the Evangelist Church
Olcott Ave. St. John, IN 46373
This summer, Rachael will be singing the role of Oscar in Union Ave's
production of Un Ballo in Maschera
This summer, Rachael will be singing the role of Oscar in Union
production of Un Ballo in Maschera.
This is her first production with Union Ave, and she looks forward to getting to know St. Louis, and learning this new role! More information can be found here: http://unionavenueopera.org/
VERDI UnBallo in Maschera JUNE 29, 30, JULY 6, 7 ALL PERFORMANCES AT , SUNDAY MATINEES AT
On Sale Now!
Tickets for Union Avenue Opera’s 18th
Festival Season are currently available and may be purchased online or by
calling the box office at 314.361.2881.
sixth season of Opera at the Acorn begins with “Opera Gala”,
led by audience favorite, tenor John Concepcion. The evening will be
filled with great opera scenes and arias sung by John and his
hand-picked consort of great voices from the Lyric Opera.
Rachael will be joining Grande Prairie Choral Arts as the soprano
soloist in their performance of Schubert's Mass in G
Rachael will be joining Grande Prairie Choral Arts as the
soprano soloist in their performance of Schubert's Mass in G.More information below:
Sunday, March 4,
2218 Hutchison Road
Flossmoor, IL 60422
We embark on a romantic journey with Franz Schubert's
"Mass in G; " simply a small musical gem!
Then we'll sing intimate works of Schubert, Grieg, Mendelssohn and Beethoven,
showcasing the Grande Prairie Men's choir in the style of the Men's choirs of Germany.
The women of Grande Prairie will
take their turn singing "Lift Thine Eyes" from Mendelssohn's
"Elijah" and women's choir treasures by Brahms. This is choral
singing at its best!
Rachael will perform the role of Frasquita in the Green Mountain Opera Festival's production of Bizet's Carmen Where: Barre Opera House, Barre, VT When: Fri. June 17, 2011 (7:30pm), Sun. June 19, 2011 (3pm) More Info: Green Mountain Opera Festival
The Green Mountain Opera Festival, now in its 6th year, is truly a unique gem of a festival based in the Mad River Valley (Central Vermont). It has built a reputation such that now it is considered one of New England's premier opera producers.
Sponsored by the Green Mountain Cultural Center [non-profit 501(c)(3)], the festival presents professional quality opera productions at the historic Barre Opera House and several other venues in the Mad River Valley and beyond. Audience members are warm and extremely enthusiastic including visitors from Montreal, Boston, New York and New Hampshire as well as people from the entire state of Vermont.
Our mission is to enrich the cultural scene of Central Vermont by consistently presenting high quality professional opera productions and concerts. The GMOF also firmly believes in working with Vermont's vast artistic community.
Every year this festival grows stronger and stronger. We are proud to now be a professional company member of Opera America. The main reason for the festival's success is directly linked to the very strong support from its community. A huge thank you goes to all dedicated volunteers and generous donors.
Spanning almost the entire month of June, festival activities include an Emerging Artist Program, free open rehearsals, various concerts both operatic and broadway style, free master classes with renown opera stars and of course a fully staged, costumed opera production accompanied by the Green Mountain Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
… New places and familiar faces, …
Masterworks and Master classes,
… A taste of wine and a toast to the future … Of music in the grande tradition!
Grande Prairie Singers
Jo Rodenburg, Artistic Director
The Grande Prairie Singers have been making beautiful choral music available in
the Chicago Southland for over a quarter of a century. Beginning in 1977 as the
Park Forest Singers, they have grown to include the finest voices from 28
suburbs and villages. Our members come from all walks of life and range in age
from 17 to 80! Christmas through the
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Faith United ProtestantChurch,
10 Hemlock, Park Forest, IL
Join us as we
share a festive musical ringing-in of the holiday season featuring Vivaldi’s timeless and
ethereal “Gloria” with chamber orchestra and
soloists, as well as carols and songs of
the season from the 13th century to
today, including some of the Grande
signature holiday choral offerings!
are available by calling 708.481.8684. Ticket Prices: Family: $50.00;
Individual $20.00; Student $10.00 . Advance single
concert ticket discount: $18.00
Thanksgiving Musical Celebration - Three coloratura sopranos and a Panamanian Date and Time: November 14, 2010 at 4 pm Where: Elmhurst Christian Science Church
During Ravinia's summer music festival, I will be singing with Chicago Symphony Chorus, concert versions of Mozart's operas Cosi Fan Tutti, and The Marriage of Figaro in celebration of Maestro James Conlon's 60th birthday.
Thursday, August 5th, at 7pm Cosi Fan Tutte Friday, August 6th at 7pm The Marriage of Figaro Saturday, August 7th at 1pm Cosi Fan Tutte Sunday, August 8th at 1pm The Marriage of Figaro
For tickets and more information: http://www.ravinia.org/default.aspx
In 2008 James Conlon led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra into the Martin Theatre for two intimate concert productions of the Mozart operas Don Giovanni and The Abduction from the Seraglio. Instant sell-outs, the shows had staying power on the minds and hearts of all who saw them.
Now the magic’s back, as Conlon and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus return to the Martin Theatre with a collection of brilliant soloists—including the legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade; Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, who wowed Ravinia audiences last year as Don Giovanni; Ana Maria Martinez, who commanded the Ravinia gala stage with Placido Domingo; and Nathan Gunn (recipient of the first annual Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Pittsburgh Opera Renaissance Award, he was recently named one of the “sexiest men alive” by People magazine)—in two of the composer’s most popular comedies, with librettos by Lorenzo Da Ponte: Cosí fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro, each presented for one night and one matinee only.
Mozart really swings in Così, a comedy about fiancée-swapping filled with the kind of devilish bets, mistaken identities and double crosses found in the best of Shakespeare’s romps.
“Gotcha” TV shows like Jerry Springer and Maury Povich have nothing on The Marriage of Figaro, the sex comedy ranked by most opera lovers as one of Mozart’s finest works. Suspicious husbands and wronged wives do more than point fingers and wag tongues; they deliver some of the greatest arias in opera history.
I will be in the ensemble for Music By The Lake's production of La Traviata in Lake Geneva, WI on Saturday, July 24th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 25th at 4pm.
For tickets and more information: http://www.musicbythelake.com/performances/2010/la-traviata.html
The operatic classic, "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi, sung in Italian with supertitles, will feature some of the nation's finest emerging young professionals. Led by Executive Director, Christine Flasch, the great Italian masterpiece, based on the Alexander Dumas novel "The Lady of the Camellias," tells the tale of a conflicted worldly courtesan forced to give up the man of her dreams, in a story of family strife, blighted love and redeeming sacrifice. One of the most popular and accessible operas of all time, "La Traviata" is set to an emotional and melodious score, and features the Music by the Lake Festival Orchestra and Chorus.
Tomorrow River Opera presents HANSEL & GRETEL
Starring: Rachael Crim as Gretel Sara Litchfield as Hansel Yvette Smith as Gertrude, their Mother Philip Sokolov as Peter, their Father Linden Christ as the Dew Fairy and Sandman Marie Sokolova as the Witch
Saturday, June 5th 2010 3pm Matinee performance 7pm Evening performance
Adults $25 Children 12 and under- $10
Make a reservation now! (773) 355-9782 Visa and Mastercard accepted
The 2009 Sugar Creek Symphony & Song Young artists present The Tender Land by Aaron Copland
isolated world of The Tender Land tells the story of a 1930’s
mid-Western family, and centers around the graduation of its elder
daughter, Laurie, who is unsure of her place in the world. The placid
rural life that the Moss family has known is invaded by the threat and
the presence of two outsiders, Martin and Top, who awaken in Laurie
dreams of a life beyond the fences of the family farm.
strangers, suspected to be the cause of recent trouble in the area, are
hired by the Moss family as itinerant harvesters, and, at Laurie’s
graduation party, Martin kisses Laurie. Grandpa Moss discovers this,
and, although the sheriff reports that the troublemakers--not Martin
and Top--have been caught, Grandpa Moss intends to send the boys away
the next morning.
and Laurie secretly plan to elope at daybreak, but Martin, convinced by
Top that marriage would be a mistake, panics. The plot thickens....Will
Martin follow his heart and marry Laurie or give in to his fears about
adult life? Could Laurie ever hope to leave the bosom of her family?
Could the Moss family ever bear to let her go? All will be revealed in
Aaron Copland’s iconic tale of life, love, challenges and childhood
when the 2009 Sugar Creek Young Artists present their production of The
Tender Land with piano accompaniment. Tickets from $40 to $35. Special
student price of $15, student I.D. required (high school or college).
Young Artists are selected to be part of a three week training session
and perform in the chorus of Pagliacci and their own opera production.
Foods Family Matinee Series "Big" Ben's
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 11:00
a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, 12:45
Members of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra Duain Wolfe, conductor Trinity
Academy of Irish Dance, guest artists Rachael Crim,
soprano Andrew Keltz, actor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Director and Conductor Duain Wolfe brings us the story of "Big" Ben, a young man
lost in the British Isles who embarks on an odyssey in search of his home,
encountering lots of musical adventures along the way. He begins in Ireland,
crosses the Irish Sea, passing the Hebrides Islands en route to Scotland, and
finally makes his way through England to London. When he hears the magnificent
bells at Westminster, he realizes that he has found his way home to the clock
that bears his name!
FREE family activities start one hour before each
performance! Come early for more family fun!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Symphony Chorus Duain Wolfe, conductor Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising Gary Fry, director
Make your plans now for Christmas in Chicago! An annual tradition for Chicagoland families for the last 14 years, this full-length concert is filled with the musical joys of the Yuletide season. Surrounded by the warm glow of festive decorations, you'll enjoy Orchestra Hall's very own Christmas song "Christmas in Chicago," an audience sing-along of your favorite holiday tunes, plus dancing, musical surprises and a visit from the North Pole's most famous resident!
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008, 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2008, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m.