• SongShop Live

    The award-winning workshop for singers*“A place to find yourself in song, a workshop for singers to call home” Check out our upcoming event schedule SongShop is a place to explore character and truth-telling in song. More than that, it has become home to a community of singers who, in seeking to connect to their songs […]

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  • Claudia’s Cabaret-Paree

  • Gallery

  • Introduction to Working In Concert

  • Past Events

  • Our history

    A Timeline that brings us to Now 1995: Claudia Hommel with music director/pianist Bob Moreen offer, on tour and in the Chicago area, the first “Cabaret in the Classroom” performances of Souvenirs of Paris, 1950; master classes for high school musicians; and That’s What Makes Paris Paree for elementary schools . 1997: Claudia Hommel initiates […]

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  • Paris/Paree

  • Affiliates

    Websites of interest and related activities by our principals Cabaret-Paree.com Claudia Hommel in cabaret and concert Christine Steyer soprano and voice teacher The Jazz Fauré Project French impressionism meets American jazz and musical theatre Vocal Canvas Hear the painting, see the song Chicago Cabaret Professionals a network launched by Claudia Hommel and colleagues in 1998 […]

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  • Lydia Stux, M.B.A.

    Lydia assists organizing our Connexion conferences, website updates, graphic design and press releases. Lydia holds a B.A. in Theater from Kent State University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Now retired, she worked in the development department of the Museum of Contemporary Art, for the ACLU of Illinois before directing marketing […]

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  • Nick Sandys

    Nick is a renowned actor, director, and fight choreographer. He serves as creative consultant to Bellissima Opera’s Tales of Transcendence. A graduate of Cambridge and Loyola universities, Nick is a certified teacher and fight director with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has been adjunct faculty at the DePaul University Theatre School and has […]

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  • Michele Kurlander

    Attorney Michele Kurlander was instrumental in the merger of Bellissima Opera with Working In Concert. Michele has advised business owners and individuals on legal matters for more than 45 years.   Contact: [email protected] or 312-925-9416.

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  • Susan Huizinga

    Susan has worked with Bellissima Opera’s school outreach programs and logistics for the launch of Tales of Transcendence and the premiere of Future Perfect as production manager and creative consultant. Susan received both her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Master’s degree in industrial relations from Michigan State University. After many years of volunteering […]

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