2019 Repertoire

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

Celebrating the 61st anniversary of
Opera In Focus
and our 26th year in Rolling Meadows

Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 26 years - thank you!

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


FEBRUARY 6TH THRU MARCH 2ND

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

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG
WAGNER
Act III: Prize Song "Morgenlich leuchtend"

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


MARCH 6TH THRU MARCH 30TH

TOSCA
PUCCINI
Act III: "E lucevan le stelle"

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

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


APRIL 3RD THRU APRIL 27TH

LAKME
DELIBES
"Act II: The Bell Song"

L'ELISIR D'AMORE
DONIZETTI
Act II, Sc. II: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"

POPS AT THE PUPPET OPERA
- fourth Edition -
A Musical Extravaganza 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"


MAY 1ST THRU MAY 25TH

THE LAND OF SMILES
LEHAR
"You Are My Hearts Delight"

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
PUCCINI
Act 1, "The Love Duet"

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


MAY 29TH THRU June 15TH

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

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
WAGNER
Act III: "Liebestodt"

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"


JUNE 19TH THRU JULY 13TH

TURANDOT
PUCCINI
Act III: "Nessun dorma"

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

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 17TH THRU AUGUST 10TH

LA BOHEME
PUCCINI
Act II, "Musetta's Waltz"

CARMEN
BIZET
"Habanera", "Toreador Song"

GIANNI SCHICCI
PUCCINI
"O mio babbino caro"

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
ROSSINI
"Largo al factotum"

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"


AUGUST 14TH THRU SEPTEMBER 7TH

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

THAIS
MASSENET
Act 3 - Including "The Meditation"

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


SEPTEMBER 10TH THRU SEPTEMBER 28TH

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

  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"

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


OCTOBER 1ST THRU NOVEMBER 2ND

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

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"

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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