On Call: COVID-19: Streaming here
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On Demand through January 31, 2022— Click on the the arrow Play button to enjoy the one-hour opera! Choose the Full-Screen button at bottom right of the video to enhance your view. We welcome your response by submitting a Comment … Read More

Testimonial Archive
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Deneen, hearing Christine Steyer’s performance of the new Future Perfect aria “Red Is a Trick”, searched us out in order to send a generous check and wrote, “I left Saturday with such a happy heart after hearing you sing! …” … Read More

Auditions
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Auditions for the World Premiere of the opera Future Perfect announced here March 1, 2022 Future Perfect is a 100-minute operatic fairy tale co-created with 1,300 Chicago area Youths over 5 years. Directed by Nick Sandys, libretto and score by … Read More

Consultants & Special Projects
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Roxane AssafMG BertulfoSusan BoldreyCharles BrownAnne BurnellChristina CarlsonJohn ConcepcionDave DeGooyerElizabeth DoyleReginald “RJ” Eldridge Juliana Engel Storms​ Carlo FataCarlos Jimenéz FloresRuth FuerstPaul GeigerEvangeline GlassKen GourlayChristian HalvorsenAndrew HarveyClaudia HommelElisabeth HowardSusan Huizinga Kyle HustedtDan JohnsonJethra KappCappy KiddCharles KouriJeanette MancusiMaureen Kwiat MeshenbergKimberly MannSybil Madison-BoydFranco MartoranaCarol Miller​ … Read More

Donate & Contact
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Donate to support the Transcendence Operas, Concerts and School Outreach Programs! ​Did you know that 30% of the costs of our programs are supported through donations from individuals like you?  Please click here to be taken to our secure donation page. All … Read More

The Transcendence Operas
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Welcome to Bellissima Opera’s ‘Transcendence Series of New Operas’ celebrating individuals and groups who have transcended the human divide.  ​For more information about each of these operas, please click on the hyperlink below.

Transcendence Composer & Librettist
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DAVID SHENTON composer David Shenton—Composer David Shenton is an English pianist, violinist, composer, and arranger, based in New York City. Shenton has collaborated with musicians in diverse genres, including Vanessa Williams, Tony Bennett, Sierra Boggess, Denyce Graves, Renée Fleming, Sherrill Milnes, … Read More

Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Second Concert
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Never before has there been a collection of Chicago’s African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA+ artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! Presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, and … Read More

Join our DePaul SongShop sessions
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After 18 months of pandemic restrictions, we’re back at the DePaul School of Music, Tuesday evenings at 7 PM, Fall 2021. SongShop is a place to explore character and truth-telling in song. More than that, it has become home to … Read More

Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret
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Never before has there been a collection of Chicago’s African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA+ artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! Presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, and … Read More