Previous Events at Thalia Hall Il Tabarro Thursday, August 5, 7pm & 9pm LEARN MORE INAUGURAL FESTIVAL $100,000 MATCH DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT BY CONTRIBUTING TO OUR DONOR MATCH DONATE NOW Previous Events image by cydney m lewis JULY 24 - AUGUST 5, 2021 INAUGURAL SEASON Il Segreto di Susanna Dante 700 Il Tabarro LEARN MORE

The festival features fully staged performances, educational presentations, and recitals by world-renowned performers and rising stars.

Il Segreto di Susanna

July 24, 7pm

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s whimsical one-act opera of suspicious jealousy, titillating scandal, and happy surprises will win your hearts! Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the first performance since 1911!

Show runtime is under one (1) hour.
There will not be an intermission.

Cast

Emily Birsan, Countess Susanna
Stephen Powell, Count Gil
Richard Smith, Sante
Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
Ella Marchment, director
Richard Smith, choreographer
Izumi Inaba, costume design
Bridget Williams, lighting design
Lakeside Artist Guild
Opera Festival of Chicago Chamber Players

Athenaeum Theatre

2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Dante 700

July 28 & 29, 8pm

700 years ago Italy’s greatest writer entered his own Vita Nuova after contracting Malaria. 700 years later we celebrate the prolific impact of Dante and his Divine Comedy on opera’s rich history. An evening of operatic greats and hidden gems by the great masters and performed by international artists in Chicago’s most exciting new performance spaces – Artifact Events – this is not to be missed.

Show runtime is under one (1) hour.
There will not be an intermission.

Cast
Jenny Schuler, soprano
Ola Rafalo, mezzo-soprano
Stephen Martin, tenor
Franco Pomponi, baritone
Doug Han, piano
Brady Collins, director
Izumi Inaba, costume design
Bridget Williams, lighting design
Lakeside Artist Guild

Artifacts Events

4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Il Tabarro

August 5, 7pm & 9pm

Puccini’s heart wrenching tale of tragic loss, faded love, illicit passion, treacherous betrayal, and a fatal fall from grace, sails into town with Opera Festival of Chicago’s main-stage production of Puccini’s Il Tabarro starring world renowned soloists: baritone Franco Pomponi, tenor Christopher Colmenero, mezzosoprano Ola Rafalo, and soprano Jennifer Schuler. A One Night Only, musical experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Show runtime is under one (1) hour.
There will not be an intermission.

Cast
Franco Pomponi, Michele
Christopher Colmenero, Luigi
Jenny Schuler, Giorgetta
Ola Rafalo, La Frugola
Tao Tong, Tinca
Frank DeVincentis, Talpa
Maximiliano Illanes & Valeria Rodriguez, Lovers
Tyrique McNeal, Stevedore
Michael Rivera, Stevedore
Angel Azzarra, Midinette
Marc Verzatt, director
Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
Ella Marchment, design & concept
Izumi Inaba, costume design
Bridget Williams, lighting design
Lakeside Artist Guild
Opera Festival of Chicago Orchestra

Thalia Hall

1807 S Allport St
Chicago, IL 60608

Experience the inaugural festival!

Limited seating available for all performances. Reserve your tickets today.