Verismo Opera Theater, a professional opera company based in Chicagoland’s Oak Park, Illinois, is preparing a production of Verdi’s masterpiece “La Traviata” staged in 1915 Oak Park. The sets, costumes and atmospheric elements will all reflect the signature style of world-renowned architect and Oak Park native Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Verismo Opera Theater team has recruited the assistance of Frank Lloyd Wright scholar and image collector Thomas A.. Heinz who will assist in creating unique projections featuring his one-of-a-kind collection of more than 35,000 Frank Lloyd Wright images to create the Wright-inspired set using homes in Oak Park. Mr. Heinz, together with renowned director and world famous bass-baritone William Powers (http://wpbaritone.com/WilliamPowers/Welcome.html), will prepare a free Opening night “Operalogue” pre-concert lecture on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and La Traviata itself.
The mission of the Verismo Opera Club is to engage our audiences by producing relevant, truthful, and emotionally direct performances. We strive to share with our colleagues and patrons the moment of recreation by focusing on the essence of the opera – the music and the humanity within the composer’s score. “Verismo” not only applies to a genre of opera, but rather a philosophy of connecting with our public the eternal truths inherent in everyday life. An opera is merely a collection of the most pivotal moments in life written for each character. The journeys that these characters take us on should resonate with us all as we go through our day-to-day existence. We strive to share on the stage what we experience in our own lives – love, loss, joy, hope. We recognize that by ourselves, the music is lifeless. Therefore we need to share with our audiences in order to create art.
Verismo Opera Theater is a 501 (c) 3 Not-for –profit organization.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students/seniors, $40 for premium seating. Groups of 10 or more can arrange a discount by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets on sale now at www.verismooperatheater.com or by phone 24/7 1-800-838-3005
WHO: Verismo Opera Theater www.verismooperatheater.com
WHAT: Verdi’s masterpiece “La Traviata” staged in 1915 Oak Park. The sets, costumes and atmospheric elements will all reflect the signature style of world-renowned architect and Oak Park native Frank Lloyd Wright
WHEN: August 24th & 30th 7:30pm and September 1st 4pm; Opening Night ONLY: Free “Operalogue” Lecture by Director William Powers and renowned Fran Lloyd Wright Scholar Thomas A. Heinz 45 minutes prior to curtain (6:45)
WHERE: The Arts Center of Oak Park 200 N. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
For more information contact:
Katherine Dalin, Managing Director, Verismo Opera Theater
email@example.com or 574-370-5662