At Verismo Opera Theater, our slogan is “OPERA ROCKS!”, and with good reason! Who can listen to “Di Quella Pira”, Rossini’s “William Tell” Overture, or the Gypsy dance from Carmen and not have their heart racing with excitement? Opera was the original Rock music before the invention of the Stratocaster and Wah-wah pedal.
Come and join VOT as we kick off 2013 with a BANG! We proudly present: “OperaRocks: An Unconventional Classical Gala”. This event will blow the lid off. We will crank out only the greatest hits – turned all the way up to 11! Featuring stars of VOT’s past productions of Magic Flute and various other surprises. This will be an event full of glamour and high-octane music. A one-of-a-kind experience with something for everyone!
WHEN: Sunday April 7, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Monastero’s Ristorante & Banquets: 3935 W. Devon Ave., Chicago 60659
WHAT: Dinner and a show, plus silent auction. Audience members enjoy a buffet-style Italian dinner, followed by an opera concert featuring clothing designs by Rachel Frank
WHY: A fundraising concert for Verismo Opera Theater’s 2013 season
WHO: Verismo Opera Theater singers and Special Guest Star David Adam Moore—cast in 2 shows this season with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Rachel Frank Design (RFD), Producer Miss Chicago/Miss Heart of Illinois Marisa Buchheit, Emcee Roxane Assaf, the Glam Team from Glam Ooh La La hair and makeup services, April Martinez, Aaron Gomez & Maggie McCord, Mike Smith Photography
Verismo Opera Theater was founded by Artistic Director Bradley Schuller in 2010. The Mission of VOT is to engage audiences by producing relevant, truthful, and emotionally direct performances. This season, VOT presents OperaRocks in April, a fully staged production of La Traviata by Verdi in August (set in Oak Park with a Frank Lloyd Wright theme), and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in November with a signature VOT ‘wildcard’ twist.
RFD by Rachel Frank is a contemporary women’s wear clothing line specializing in edgy, yet sensuous dresses and dramatic accessories.
Tickets available for $40 — http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/345525
Contact: Marisa Buchheit, Event Producer