• Future Perfect

    Future Perfect is a modern fairytale, co-created with 1300 youths. It premieres this June.


  • Bellissima welcomes Nick Sandys as Future Perfect Director for our June 2022 Chicago Premiere

    Nick Sandys is an award-winning actor, director, and fight choreographer, as well as an educator, based in Chicago. He was a founding ensemble member of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in 2002, and served as Artistic Director from 2012-2021. He is also an Artistic Associate at First Folio Theatre and is adjunct faculty at The Theatre […]


  • Inspiring Future Perfect

    View images from our workshops with 1300 Chicago Youths creating Future Perfect.


  • Making Jazz, Arthur Briggs and Josephine Baker, French:

    On April 10, 2022 we hosted an international conversation about the history of African-American artists living in France, the cross-cultural stories of their fight for recognition, race relations, and the embrace of solidarity through music. View the forum anytime at cabaretconnexion.org/roundtable. Travis Atria (author of Better Days Will Come Again, the life of Arthur Briggs), […]


  • Working In Concert Executive Assistant Needed

    We have a part-time opening and are looking for a lively and competent candidate to add to our team. If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be excited to help us with, or know someone who fits the bill, read on! Working In Concert is a performing arts facilitator for Bellissima Opera, Black […]


  • A memorial tribute to Bob Moreen

    Celebrating the life and music of Bob Moreen, the Quintessential Cabaret Man Monday, November 29, 2021Le Piano, 6970 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago LIMITED SEATING: reserve your place, sign up to sing, and make your donation at bob-moreen-tribute 6 PM: Passed hors d’oeuvres with Red, White and Bubbly will be followed by cash bar and Le […]


  • SongShop Live presents Invitation to a Voyage

    SongShop Live presents Invitation to a Voyage at the DePaul School of Music Recital Hall, Tuesday, December 14 at 7 PM.The spirit of thanks and giving gets a special meaning when it’s an invitation to a voyage, a journey for life.Songs from Berlioz to Schumann, Berlin to Sondheim, and more. Music-directed by Howard Pfeifer, and […]



  • 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.


  • 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 @ […]


  • Join our DePaul SongShop sessions

    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 a community of singers who, in seeking to connect to their songs and their audience, […]


  • Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret

    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. Cabaret Burlesque & Great American Songbook Sept 19, 2021 @ 3:00pmDirectors: Anne […]