2023 Repertoire

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

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of
Opera In Focus
and our 30th year in Rolling Meadows

Keeping the Kungsholm tradition alive
and delighting audiences
in Rolling Meadows for 30 years - thank you!

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


FEBRUARY 8TH THRU MARCH 4TH

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

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

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


MARCH 8TH THRU APRIL 1ST

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

LOUISE
CHARPENTIER
Act III: "Du puis le jour"

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


APRIL 5TH THRU APRIL 29TH

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"

LA GIOCONDA
PONCHIELLI
Act II: "Cielo E Mar"

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


MAY 17TH THRU JUNE 3RD

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"

RIGOLETTO
VERDI
Act III: "Para siam soli"

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"


JUNE 7TH THRU JULY 1ST

LAKME
DELIBES
"Act II: The Bell Song"

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

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 5TH THRU AUGUST 5TH

TOSCA
PUCCINI
Act III: "E lucevan le stelle"

LA GIOCONDA
PONCHIELLI
Act IV: "Suicidio"

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 9TH THRU SEPTEMBER 2ND

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

TURANDOT
PUCCINI
Act III: "Nessun dorma"

  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 6TH THRU SEPTEMBER 30TH

***PREMIERE***

DER ROSENKAVALIER
STRAUSS
Act III: "Final Trio"

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

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


OCTOBER 4TH THRU OCTOBER 28TH

*** 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 1ST THRU NOVEMBER 26TH

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


NOVEMBER 29TH THRU DECEMBER 23RD

***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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