• Bob Moreen Tribute

    Celebrating the life and music of Bob Moreen, the Quintessential Cabaret Man (Stay tuned for a larger musical celebration of his birthday, January 19) Bob created an extensive and unique collection of scores, sheet music, LPs, cassettes and CDs that is seeking a permanent home and requires more organization. Donations and recommendations for the Bob […]

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  • On Call: COVID-19: Streaming here

    An award-winning operatic love letter to global frontline healthcare workers “On Call: Covid-19” Winner of the 2020-21 National Opera Association Production Award. Created by librettist Christine Steyer, composer Shenton and director Carl Ratner, the 60-minute opera looks in on a series of “Zoom” calls by six medics struggling with the unfolding pandemic. Calling in from […]

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  • Audio/Video

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  • Testimonial Archive

    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! …”  “Red Is a Trick” Carmen writes: “A good cause. My heart easily melts when children’s […]

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  • Auditions

    Auditions Will Be Announced Here: Read all about Future Perfect. Thank you to everyone who submitted auditions for Future Perfect! We are not currently holding auditions for any upcoming performances.

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  • Watch our On Call: Covid-19 Opera trailer

  • Consultants & Special Projects

    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​ Meredith MorrisJean-Claude Orfali​Timothy PahelRegina PetersonDan PerkinsDiane PietteRich PokornyCarl RatnerMaggie Clennon RebergDavid RobbinsLaura Rodriquez​ Kathy RubelNick […]

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  • Donate & Contact

    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 donations are tax-deductible. Want to designate your donation for a specific Bellissima Opera program?  -In […]

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  • Our On Call: Covid-19 Opera

    Free world-wide streaming begins Thanksgiving weekend, November 28. Special promotion by SEIU Local 73 to its 40,000 members.

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  • The Transcendence Operas

    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.

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  • Transcendence Composer & Librettist

    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, Sir André Previn, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Composing since the age of nine, Shenton has […]

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  • Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Second Concert

    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 The Cabaret Project. Black Voices in Cabaret & The French Connection Oct 3, 2021 @ […]

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