• Our Sponsors

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  • SongShop Garden Concert is alive!

    The SongShop Live Garden Concerts — our last concert in the series is rescheduled, and comprises two acts on Saturday, July 17, come rain or come shine! Saturday, July 17 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Gates open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. Pianists: Elizabeth Doyle, Bobby Schiff, Dan Stetzel.Singers: Adrienne Minnes, Carrie Hedges, […]

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  • Western Michigan University opera department

    proudly presents the collegiate premiere of “On Call: COVID-19” “Extraordinary! Compelling! Powerful and preeminently useful, in 59 minutes, this opera has endless possibilities and it will retain them even as COVID passes on.”– Karen K., North Carolina Click below to view the half-hour Aria Showcase and the one hour Opera: Today’s playbill is HERE The […]

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  • Celebrating Highlights of the Connexion 2017

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    Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83325647021 The meet and greet will begin immediately following the opera.

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  • Celebrating Highlights of the Connexion 2018

  • Meet and Greet

    We invite you to the On Call: COVID-19 Opera post-show meet and greet when you make a donation using the form below. 20% of the donations will be given to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Use the drop down arrow under Date to choose Saturday or Sunday. The meet and greet will begin immediately following […]

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  • News from Black Voices artists!

    If you’ve enjoyed the recent Healing Through Song concert series and the Black Voices in History panel that preceded it, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to support some of the artists who contributed to these wonderful events. Here are a few ways that you can support some new endeavors that our artists […]

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  • Launching day for our opera premiere: “On Call: COVID-19”

    It’s Launch Day! Tickets for On Call: Covid-19 Opera just dropped. The first of our Tales of Transcendence series, On Call: COVID-19 takes us to the online gathering of six medics from around the world who help each other confront the pandemic crisis with compassion and kindness. On sale at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5092525 Join the private artists Meet […]

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  • Sunday: Healing Through Song – I Know Where I Am

    Healing through Song Part 1 – I Know Where I’ve Been (Sunday, March 14th) Join us on Sunday: rooms open at 2:30 to meet and greet the artists and each other. REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – advance your clocks one hour. Livechat with emcees David Stephens and Arlene Armstrong and today’s cast from Chicago and beyond: […]

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  • On Call: COVID-19, the Opera

    An award-winning operatic love letter to global front line healthcare workers Bellissima Opera’s world premiere of On Call: COVID-19 is the Winner of the National Opera Association Production Award and 3rd place winner of The 2022 American Prize for Opera Production. Created by librettist Christine Steyer, composer David Shenton and director Carl Ratner, the 60-minute […]

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  • Promo video for Black Voices in Cabaret

    To announce our “March month of Sundays at 3”, we’ve compiled excerpts of our upcoming concert and give a preview to the lively discussion we will have as we honor the legacy and build for the future of African-American artists in cabaret. Sundays in March 2021, at 3 PM CST. Madeline Morgan, Gwendolyn Brown, Ava […]

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