Upcoming activities

PROGRAMS for the RECOVERY

SongShop online sessions are described below.

Future Perfect” opera premiere — Tales of Transcendence comes to Vittum Theater, June 23-27, 2021

(New dates yet to be set) 

  • Jean-Claude Orfali — Cabaret Connexion Master Classes
  • Spider Saloff — Cabaret Connexion Master Classes
  • “Hello! Goodbye!” — the third of our SongShop salon series
  • Angelina Reaux — Cabaret Connexion Master Classes
  • Angelina Reaux sings for the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion 
  • Clotilde Rullaud — Cabaret Connexion Master Classes
  • Faith Prince offers a master class for the Cabaret Connexion
  • “Future Perfect” opera preview and Q & A

On Call: COVID-19 virtual opera premiere April 17-18

Tickets are now on sale: workinginconcert.org/covidopera

A donation of $10 or more brings you to the Stage-Door to meet the artists in a Zoom room following the performance.

The Bellissima Opera Cast
Gwendolyn Browncontralto: Chicago health care worker “Sandra Jazmond Walker”
Jeong Eun Joosoprano: Seoul health care worker “Jane Kim”
Christine Steyer, soprano: Rio de Janeiro health care worker “Rolanda Couto”
Emanuel-Cristian Caraman, tenor: Lombardy health care worker “Paulo Zaninelli”
Russell Hokebaritone: New York health care worker “Mario Suffice”
Carl Ratnerbaritone: Lebanon health care worker “Gordon Cole”
David Shenton, piano,
Carl Ratner, director
Drawn from 200 stories of healthcare workers, On Call opera’s three scenes look in on a series of “Zoom” calls by six medics. Coming from different regions around the world, they meet in this safe space to share their pandemic struggles.
Librettist and soprano Christine Steyer said, “No one is left untouched by the daily images of healthcare workers risking their lives in service as events of the pandemic unfold. Composer David Shenton and I were in the midst of creating operas for Bellissima Opera’s Tales of Transcendence Series—celebrating people who have transcended the human divide—when we turned our focus to those self-sacrificing workers.”

On Call: COVID-19 virtual opera premiere April 17-18

Tickets are now on sale: workinginconcert.org/covidopera

A donation of $10 or more brings you to the Stage-Door to meet the artists in a Zoom room following the performance.

The Bellissima Opera Cast
Gwendolyn Browncontralto: Chicago health care worker “Sandra Jazmond Walker”
Jeong Eun Joosoprano: Seoul health care worker “Jane Kim”
Christine Steyer, soprano: Rio de Janeiro health care worker “Rolanda Couto”
Emanuel-Cristian Caraman, tenor: Lombardy health care worker “Paulo Zaninelli”
Russell Hokebaritone: New York health care worker “Mario Suffice”
Carl Ratnerbaritone: Lebanon health care worker “Gordon Cole”
David Shenton, piano, 
Carl Ratner, director
Drawn from 200 stories of healthcare workers, On Call opera’s three scenes look in on a series of “Zoom” calls by six medics. Coming from different regions around the world, they meet in this safe space to share their pandemic struggles.
Librettist and soprano Christine Steyer said, “No one is left untouched by the daily images of healthcare workers risking their lives in service as events of the pandemic unfold. Composer David Shenton and I were in the midst of creating operas for Bellissima Opera’s Tales of Transcendence Series—celebrating people who have transcended the human divide—when we turned our focus to those self-sacrificing workers.”


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