2021 Repertoire

[Maestro Tosci] OPERA IN FOCUS Collector's Poster #1

Celebrating the 63rd anniversary of
Opera In Focus
and our 28th year in Rolling Meadows

Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 28 years - thank you!

See the world's most lifelike puppets
grace the operatic and musical stage


FEBRUARY 3RD THRU FEBRUARY 27TH

LA TRAVIATA
VERDI
Act I: "Ah fors'e lui"

  THE PEARL FISHERS
BIZET
Act I: "Au fond du temple sant"

SHOWBOAT
KERN/HAMMERSTEIN
"Only Make Believe", "Just My Bill", "Old Man River"


MARCH 3RD THRU MARCH 27TH

LAKME
DELIBES
"Act II: The Bell Song"

RIGOLETTO
VERDI
Act II: "Quel vecchio maledivami"

OKLAHOMA
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top",
"People will say we're in Love", "Out of my Dreams"


MARCH 31ST THRU APRIL 24TH

PAGLIACCI
LEONCAVALLO
Act I: Prologue, "Vesti la giubba"

TOSCA
PUCCINI
Act III: "E lucevan le stelle"

PAINT YOUR WAGON
LERNER/LOEWE
"I Still See Elisa", "The First Thing You Know",
"I Talk to the Trees", "Wand'rin' Star", "Gold Fever"


APRIL 28TH THRU MAY 22ND

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
CILEA
Act I: "Lo Son Umile Ancella"

  TURANDOT
PUCCINI
Act III: "Nessun dorma"

  FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
BOCK & HARNICK
"Tradition", "If I Were a Rich Man", "Sunrise - Sunset"


MAY 26TH THRU JUNE 19TH

LA GIOCONDA
PONCHIELLI
Act II: "Cielo E Mar"

NORMA
BELLINI
Act I: "Casta diva"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA (6th Edition)
Featuring a collection of timeless songs from the Broadway stage.

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
SONDHEIM / WHEELER
"My Friends"

CATS
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
"Memory"

LES MISÉRABLES
SCHÖNBERG / BOUBLIL / KRETZMER
"Master of the House"


JUNE 24TH THRU JULY 18TH

LOHENGRIN
WAGNER
Act III, Scene 2: "In fernem land"

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
BERLIN
"Doin' What Comes Naturally","You Can't Get a Man with a Gun",
"Anything You Can Do", "There's No Business Like Show Business"

SOUTH PACIFIC
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"The Twin Soliloquies", "Now I Am Alone"
"Cockeyed Optimist", "Some Enchanted Evening"


JULY 22ND THRU AUGUST 15TH

LA RONDINE
PUCCINI
Act I: "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta"

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
PUCCINI
Act 1, "The Love Duet"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA
- fifth Edition -
A Musical Extravaganza featuring:

WIZARD OF OZ
ARLEN / HARBURG
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "If I Only Had A Brain"

WEST SIDE STORY
BERNSTEIN / SONDHEIM
"One Hand, One Heart", "Tonight"

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"The Sound Of Music", "Something Good"


AUGUST 18TH THRU SEPTEMBER 4TH

AN OPERATIC POTPOURRI

CARMEN
BIZET
"Habanera", "Toreador Song"

GIANNI SCHICCI
PUCCINI
"O mio babbino caro"

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
ROSSINI
"Largo al factotum"

THE STUDENT PRINCE
ROMBERG
"Drinking Song", "Summertime in Heidelberg",
"Serenade", "Golden Days"

PORGY AND BESS
GERSHWIN
"Summertime", "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin",
"Strawberries", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "Lord I'm on My Way"


SEPTEMBER 8TH THRU SEPTEMBER 25TH

IL TROVATORE
VERDI
Act II, Scene 1: "Strida la vampa"

MARTHA
VON FLOTOW
Act II: "The Last Rose of Summer"
Act III: "M'appari"

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
MENKEN / ASHMAN
"Grow For Me", "Somewhere That's Green",
"Feed Me" (Git It), "Dentist!", "Now (It's Just the Gas)",
"Suddenly Seymour", "Suppertime"


SEPTEMBER 29TH THRU OCTOBER 30TH

*** A HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR ***
Featuring a collection of haunting classics including:

BORIS GODUNOV
MUSSORGSKY
Act II, Scene 2: The Clock Scene

FAUST
GOUNOD
"Act IV, Scene 2: The Prison Scene"

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
ANDREW LLOYD WEBER
"Music Of The Night", "All I Ask Of You",
"Masquerade", "Point Of No Return"


NOVEMBER 3RD THRU NOVEMBER 27TH

HANSEL AND GRETEL
HUMPERDINCK
All three acts of the beloved children's classic performed, in abridged form, in English.


DECEMBER 1ST THRU DECEMBER 25TH

***A Christmas Offering***

LA BOHEME
PUCCINI
Act I "Love Duet" & "O souve fanciulla"
and
Act III (Complete)

Plus our expanded
"White Christmas Interlude"
Featuring new Christmas carols
beautifully performed by legendary soprano, Leontyne Price.


[Maestro Tosci] OPERA IN FOCUS Collector's Poster #1


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