2024 Repertoire

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

Celebrating the 66th anniversary of
Opera In Focus
and our 31st year in Rolling Meadows

Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 31 years - thank you!

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


FEBRUARY 7TH THRU MARCH 2ND


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

L'ELISIR D'AMORE
DONIZETTI
Act II, Scene 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"

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"


MARCH 6TH THRU MARCH 30TH

MARTHA
FLOTOW
Acts II & III (combined) "Letzte Rose" ("The Last Rose of Summer") & "M'Appari"

NORMA
BELLINI
Act I "Casta Diva"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA (4th Edition)
A musical extravagana featuring:

MAN OF LA MANCHA
WASSERMAN / DARION / LEIGH
"The Impossible Dream"

CAROUSEL
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
"You'll Never Walk Alone"

KISMET
WRIGHT / FORREST / BORODIN
"Stranger In Paradise"


APRIL 3RD THRU APRIL 27TH

TURANDOT
PUCCINI
Act III: "Nessun dorma"

  LAKME
DELIBES
Act I: "Viens, Mallika, Les Liens en Fleurs" (The Flower Duet)

PAINT YOUR WAGON
LERNER/LOEWE
Familiar Selections


MAY 1ST THRU MAY 25TH

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
CILEA
ACT I, "Io Son Umile Ancella"

IL TROVATORE
VERDI
Act II, Scene 1 "Strida La Vampa"

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


MAY 29TH THRU JUNE 29TH

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

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

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"


JULY 3RD THRU JULY 27TH

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

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
VERDI
Act IV: "Pace, pace mio Dio!"

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"


JULY 31ST THRU AUGUST 31ST

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

IL TROVATORE
VERDI
Act IV Scene 1:"The Miserere"

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"


SEPTEMBER 4TH THRU SEPTEMBER 28TH

RIGOLETTO
VERDI
Act II: "Quel vecchio maledivami"

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

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


OCTOBER 2ND THRU NOVEMBER 2ND

*** 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 6TH THRU NOVEMBER 30TH

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


DECEMBER 4TH 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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