OOToberFest 2016!

Tuesday, October 11th
The TapRoom at Lagunitas
5:30PM-8:30PM
$15

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Join us for Opera On Tap Chicago’s Second Annual OOToberFest concert, featuring opera’s greatest hits!

October is national Opera on Tap month, and to celebrate, OOT-Chicago is hosting our annual fundraising concert including:

-A Silent Auction
-Free Food
-Access to $5 Lagunitas beers straight from the source!

Purchase tickets here.

 

 

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Opera on Tap Chicago’s September Theme of the Month Show!

Mash-Up
September 13th
Red Line Tap – 8 PM
$5 Suggested Donation

September 2016- Mash-up Poster

 

Watch musical worlds collide as OOT singers mash-up operas with their respective musicals!

Featuring OOT Roster Members:

Lily Guerrero, soprano
Sarah Thompson Johansen, soprano
Diana Stoic, soprano
Megan Besley, soprano
Andrea Hansen, soprano
Teaira Burge, soprano
Claire DiVizio, soprano
Alexandra Schiano, soprano
Marysa Abbas, mezzo
Erin Moll, mezzo
Marissa Simmons, mezzo
Jessica Hiltabidle, mezzo
Andrew Fisher, tenor
Tom Bailey, tenor
Stephen Hobe, baritone
Jonathan Wilson, baritone
Daniel Johanson, baritone

Myron Silberstein, piano

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Opera on Tap Chicago’s August Theme of the Month Show!

Take Two
August 9th
Red Line Tap – 8 PM
$5 Suggested Donation

OOT August 2016 Show Poster

 

 

Come celebrate the last hurrah of summer with a night of second arias, second operas, and secondary characters!

Featured OOT Singers Include:
Samuel Weiser, bass
Claire DiVizio, soprano
Dennis Kalup, tenor
Jonathan Wilson, baritone
Daniel Johanson, baritone
Lily Guerrero, soprano
Stephanie Greene, soprano
Leah Rockweit, soprano
Katherine Bruton, soprano
Marysa Abbas, mezzo
Kirstin Rower, soprano

 

 

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Opera on Tap Chicago Presents: Roman Fever

 Monday, June 27th / 7:30 PM / Uncommon Ground – Edgewater
Tuesday, June 28th / Noon / Harold Washington Library

 

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Opera On Tap will continue its Operatic Book Club series with a setting of Edith Wharton’s short story Roman Fever, by American composer Robert Ward. The story is set in a terrace restaurant overlooking the Roman Forum where two widows and their daughters have met by chance. As their daughters talk of falling in love, the full story of the widows’ meeting in the same place twenty years earlier is revealed.

 

Featuring:
Emma Cox as Alida Slade
Marysa Abbas as Grace Ansley
Teaira Burge as Jenny Slade
Samantha Attaguile as Barbara Ansley
Ian McGuffin as Cameriere

 

Directed by: Heather Keith
Music Directed & Accompanied by: Jordan Crice

 

 Check out behind the scenes pictures & video, as well as learn about the cast on our Facebook event page!

 

 To reserve seats for the Uncommon Ground performance, click here!

 

Uncommon Ground – Edgewater:

 

Harold Washington Library – Cindy Pritzker Auditorium:

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Opera on Tap Chicago – June Events

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June is a busy month for us here at Opera on Tap Chicago!  You have the chance to check us out at four different events around the city!  Read to the bottom to find out about our upcoming General Auditions!

Chicago Opera Theater’s Trolley Tour

Thursday, June 9th 6:30 PM
Join OoTChi and COT’s Opera Underground for their first ever Trolley Tour through the city of Chicago! Meet us at Howells and Hood for a complimentary drink, and then hop on the trolley! The ride will consist of a Chicago tour filled with drinks & snacks, arriving at Ping Tom Memorial Park for a brief opera performance by your very own OoTChi with a spectacular sunset view! You will then step back aboard as your tour continues to ACTIVATE 2016 for a free drink, music, & party.

Opera on Tap is excited to be the featured Opera Underground community partner for this event!  The show will feature John Cockerill on piano and roster members Megan Cook, Samuel Dewese, Kira Dils-Desurra, and Caroline Wright singing songs from your favorite past OoT Theme of the Month Shows.  This event is definitely worth checking out!

 

Make Music Chicago – Opera on Tap’s Operatic Bar Crawl

 

Tuesday, June 21st 1PM-3PM

 

Join us for OOTChi’s first ever Operatic Bar Crawl as part of Make Music Chicago!

 

Opera On Tap will be doing an operatic bar crawl down near the Riverwalk! We’re starting at O’Brien’s Riverwalk Cafe at 1 p.m., then continuing to Sidebar and ending at City Winery.  we’ll sing 10-15 minutes of drinking songs at each bar, then we’ll relax and partake in a beverage before heading over to the next bar. Feel free to join in on your lunch break, and invite fellow singers to join in and sing along!

Send us an email  at chicago@operaontap.com if you’d like to participate; this ensures we can get a head count and provide you with sheet music. Alternatively, feel free to arrive anytime during the bar crawl and we’ll provide you with music on-site!

 

Operatic Book Club Presents: Roman Fever

 

Monday, June 27th / 7:30 PM / Uncommon Ground – Edgewater
Tuesday, June 28th / Noon / Harold Washington Library

 

OoT’s Operatic Book Club presents a setting of Edith Wharton’s short story Roman Fever, by American composer Robert Ward. The story is set in a terrace restaurant overlooking the Roman Forum where two widows and their daughters have met by chance. As their daughters talk of falling in love, the full story of the widows’ meeting in the same place twenty years earlier is revealed.
The show will be performed at two locations, Uncommon Ground and the Harold Washington Library.  Directed by Heather Keith, with musical direction by Jordan Crice featuring OoTChi roster members!

 

 

Audition for OOT!
Don’t miss your “opera”tunity to become part of OoT!

 

Opera on Tap Announces its upcoming auditions:

The Great God Pan Recording Project
June 11, Noon to 4 p.m.
@ Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Email  your headshot and resume to greatgodpan2017@gmail.com to schedule an audition!

OoTChi’s General Auditions
June 14th, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
June 18th, 2 to 5 p.m.
June 19th, 2 to 5 p.m.
@ Red Line Tap

Email your headshot / resume to chicago@operaontap.com to schedule an audition!

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Make Music Chicago: Opera on Tap’s Operatic Bar Crawl

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Opera On Tap will be doing an operatic bar crawl down near the Riverwalk!

We’re starting at O’Brien’s Riverwalk Cafe at 1 p.m., then continuing to Sidebar and ending at City Winery. we’ll sing 10-15 minutes of drinking songs at each bar, then we’ll relax and partake in a beverage before heading over to the next bar. Feel free to join in on your lunch break, and invite fellow singers to join in and sing along!

Send us an email at chicago@operaontap.com if you’d like to participate; this ensures we can get a head count and provide you with sheet music. Alternatively, feel free to arrive anytime during the bar crawl and we’ll provide you with music on-site!

Find out more about Make Music Chicago: http://makemusicchicago.org/

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Opera on Tap Chicago’s April Show

80’s Night!
April 12th, 8pm
Red Line Tap
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Opera on Tap Chicago will present its next Theme of the Month concert, “80’s Night” (and the feeling’s right) on April 12th at 8 p.m. Watch your favorite OoTChi singers rock out to selections from operas of the 1680’s, 1780’s, 1880’s, and of course the 1980’s. Mozart mingles with Gilbert & Sullivan classics and modern 80’s avant-garde this month. Members only jackets and 80s hair dos optional!

A $5 suggested donation will be taken at the door, which will also enter you in our 50/50 raffle!

Featuring OoTChi Roster Members:

Derek Boemler, baritone
Bethany Brautigam, soprano
Teaira Burge, soprano
Megan Cook, soprano
Emma Cox, soprano
Daniel Johanson, baritone
Jonathan Larson, tenor
Brittany Loewen, soprano
Joachim Luis, tenor
Erin Moll, mezzo
Joshua Poucher, baritone
Evita Trembley, mezzo
Samuel Weiser, bass

and Myron Siberstein, piano

Red Line Tap
7006 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago 60626

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Opera On Tap Chicago March Show

Beware the Ides of March
Red Line Tap
March 8, 8pm

March show 2016
Watch your favorite OoTChi singers as they give you the scariest, direst, omeny-est warnings (and one none of the above) in opera-dom. Note: The selections offered may not necessarily have anything to do with: Rome, Julius Caesar, stabbings, Brutus, the Senate, or long walks in public places. But it’ll be a great time out just the same!

Plus, it’ll be the very first show for Diva M, our newest OoTChi Co-manager!


Singers include:

Angela Torres, Mezzo
Bethany Brautigam, Soprano
Caroline Wright, Soprano
Daniel Johanson, Bass-Baritone
Dennis Kalup, Tenor
Erin Moll, Mezzo
Joachim Luis, Tenor
Kat Dalin, Mezzo
Mary Lutz-Govertsen, Soprano
Marysa Abbas, Mezzo
Sam Weiser, Bass
Stan DeCwikiel, Tenor
Stuart Thompson, Baritone

Pianist:

Myron Silberstein


Redline Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626

No Cover
Full food service
50/50 Raffle

 

 

 

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Opera On Tap February Theme of the Month Show

GENDER BENDER 2016
Tuesday, Feb 9 at 8pm
Red Line Tap
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Opera on Tap Presents its SECOND ANNUAL GENDER BENDER THEME OF THE MONTH!

Come and hear your favorite Opera On Tap Chicago singers prove that gender is merely a suggestion in some of your favorite tried and true operatic repertoire!
Join us at the Red Line Tap in Rogers Park starting at 8 p.m. No Cover. Donations gladly accepted. 50/50 raffle
Featured OoT Artists Include:

Bethany Brautigam, Soprano
Caroline Wright, Soprano
Megan Cook, Soprano
Samantha Farmillant, Soprano
Marysa Abbas, Mezzo
Kat Dalin, Mezzo
Erin Moll, Mezzo
Matt Peckham, Tenor
Joachim Luis, Tenor
Stan deCwikiel, Tenor
Dennis Kalup, Tenor
Sam Weiser, Bass
Daniel Johanson, Bass Baritone
Stuart Thompson, Baritone
Joshua Poucher, Baritone
Myron Silberstein, piano

Red Line Tap:
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
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Opera On Tap Chicago’s January Theme of the Month Show

Stone Cold Villains
January 12th
Red Line Tap – 8 p.m
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Come and hear your favorite Opera On Tap Chicago singers as they portray some of Opera’s coldest, baddest, evil and slightly annoying villains!
Join us at the Red Line Tap in Rogers Park starting at 8 p.m. No Cover.
Donations gladly accepted.

Featured OoT Artists Include:

Marysa Abbas, mezzo
Emma Cox, soprano
Kat Dalin, mezzo
Stan DeCwikiel, Tenor
Kira Dills-Desurra, mezzo
Daniel Grambow, baritone
Samantha Farmilant, soprano
Daniel Johanson, baritone
Joachim Luis, tenor
Johanna Moffitt, soprano
Pete Morgan, Bass-Baritone
Josh Poucher, Baritone
Catheryne Shuman, soprano
Stuart Thompson, baritone
AngeLa Torres-Kutkuhn, mezzo
Sam Weiser, bass

Myron Silbestein, piano

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