Opera is one of the most powerful forms of music. To be a great opera singer requires discipline and self-confidence, exactly traits that teenagers need. Since 2006 Chicago Opera Theater has partnered with After School Matters to teach them this wonderful art form. For ten weeks kids from beginners to those taking private lessons meet three times a day for three hours at a time to learn singing, stage presence, breath control, and more. The result is an appreciation for discipline and increased self-confidence, and tonight’s Winter Scene Showcase!
See what these kids have been up to at the Museum of Contemporary Art at 7:25. They’ll perform “The Bell Chorus” from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo (sung in English), “Luisa Miller” by Verdi (sung in Italian), and some songs from South Pacific. The event is free, but I bet it will be enriching for all.