2022 Repertoire

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

Celebrating the 64th anniversary of
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and our 29th year in Rolling Meadows

Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 29 years - thank you!

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FEBRUARY 9TH THRU MARCH 5TH

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

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

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


MARCH 9TH THRU APRIL 2ND

LAKME
DELIBES
"Act II: The Bell Song"

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"

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"


APRIL 6TH THRU APRIL 30TH

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"


MAY 4TH THRU MAY 28TH

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"


JUNE 1ST THRU June 25TH

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 29TH THRU JULY 23RD

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 27TH THRU AUGUST 20TH

DIE TOTE STADT
KORNGOLD
Act I: "Marietta's Song" and Duet

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

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 24TH THRU SEPTEMBER 10TH

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"


SEPTEMBER 14TH THRU OCTOBER 1ST

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"


OCTOBER 5TH THRU OCTOBER 29TH

*** 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 2ND THRU NOVEMBER 26TH

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


NOVEMBER 30TH THRU DECEMBER 24TH

***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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