2018 Repertoire

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

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of
Opera In Focus
and our 25th year in Rolling Meadows

Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 25 years - thank you!

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


FEBRUARY 7TH THRU MARCH 3RD

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

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

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


MARCH 7TH THRU MARCH 31ST

LA GIOCONDA
PONCHIELLI
Act II: "Cielo E Mar"

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"

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"


APRIL 4TH THRU APRIL 28TH

An OPERATIC POTPURRI Featuring:
CARMEN
BIZET
"Habanera", "Toreador Song"

GIANNI SCHICCI
PUCCINI
"O mio babbino caro"

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
ROSSINI
"Largo al factotum"

IL TROVATORE
VERDI
Act IV: "The Prison Scene"

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


MAY 2ND THRU MAY 26TH

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

TOSCA
PUCCINI
Act III: "E lucevan le stelle"

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"


MAY 30TH THRU June 23RD

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

TALES OF HOFFMAN
OFFENBACH
Act I: "Olympia's Aria", Act II: "Barcarolle"

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


JUNE 27TH THRU JULY 21ST

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

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

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 25TH THRU AUGUST 18TH

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
PUCCINI
Act 2, "Un bel di vedremo"

RIGOLETTO
VERDI
Act II: "Quel vecchio maledivami"

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"


AUGUST 22ND THRU SEPTEMBER 8TH

LOUISE
CHARPENTIER
Act III: "Du puis le jour"

LAKME
DELIBES
ACT I, "Viens, Mallika, les liens en fleurs" (The Flower Duet)

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"



SEPTEMBER 12TH THRU SEPTEMBER 29TH

THE STUDENT PRINCE
ROMBERG
"Drinking Song", "Summertime in Heidelberg",
"Serenade", "Golden Days",featuing legendary tenor MARIO LANZA.

LA GIOCONDA
PONCHIELLI
Act IV: "Suicidio"

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


OCTOBER 3RD THRU NOVEMBER 3RD

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

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

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

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


NOVEMBER 7TH THRU DECEMBER 1ST

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


DECEMBER 5TH THRU DECEMBER 26TH

***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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