2017 Season

Die Fledermaus

illo fledermausThe Revenge of the Bat

A New Year’s Eve Celebration with Johann Strauss II

A comic operetta performed in English

On New Year’s Eve, Eisenstein is being forced to go to jail for punching a police officer. However, he decides to postpone jail for one night so that he can go to Prince Orlofsky’s lavish soirée with his friend Falke. Meanwhile, Rosalinda knows that Eisenstein is lying and follows him in disguise as a Hungarian countess. Adele, their maid, feigns an excuse to be released from work that night so that she can also go to the soirée disguised as a Russian opera singer named Olga. After many mistaken identities, Eisenstein attempts to seduce his own wife without knowing it is her. Much frivolity and many festivities behind them, the great farce ends up with a happy ending for all.

Dec. 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm & Jan. 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church
216 E. Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Adults $25 in advance ($30 at the door) / Students $15

Click here to download a ticket order form. Form may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or mailed to the address at right. To book by phone, call the box office at (847) 622-9988.

Parking: Free City parking deck on Highland Avenue across street from church.

Cast:

Solange Sior, Soprano Rosalinda, wife of Eisenstein
Nicholas Provenzale, Baritone Gabriel Eisenstein, husband of Rosalinda
Mikaela Schneider, Soprano Adele, the Maid
Franco Martorana, Tenor Alfredo, old flame of Rosalinda
Aaron Wardell, Baritone Dr. Falke, friend of Gabriel
Eric J. McConnell, Bass-baritone Dr. Blind, Gabriel’s lawyer
Barbara Landis, Mezzo-Soprano Prince Orlofsky
Marissa Simmons, Mezzo-Soprano Sally, sister of Adele
Kimberly Jones, Soprano The Diva
Kathleen Monson, Soprano Marlena, an opera singer
Lindsay Dasenbrock, Soprano The Doll

With the participation of:

  • Chamber Music on the Fox
  • Soirée Lyrique’s Young Artist Chorus
  • Pianist Dr. Chiayi Lee
  • Conductor Rosemary Schroeder

 

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 Aaron Wardell   Eric J. McConnell   Barbara Landis   Marissa Simmons
             
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 Kimberly Jones   Kathleen Monson   Lindsay Dasenbrock    

 

Production underwitten by:

Sterling "Stu" Ainsworth
 
Sponsors:
bravomaglogo     PalmerFoundation     shawmedialogo

 

 

Opera Scenes

illo operascenesThe Fox Valley Rising Stars – A Young Artist Program in Concert

Highlights from opera such as Nabucco, Marriage of Figaro, Un Ballo in Maschera, Mefistofele, L’Italiana in Algeri, Don Pasquale, Die Fledermaus, and more will be presented.  The results of the Vocal Competition will be announced and the cash awards will be distributed following a short social time and refreshments in the gathering room.

Vocal Competition Finalists

  • Division ITwinkling Stars (age 12 and under): Isabella Malacsina and Julia Smitendorf
  • Division IIStarbursts (13 – 18): Blake Buczkiewicz, Jessica Farfan, and Isabella B. Nicoli
  • Division IIIShooting Stars (19 – 26): Samantha Baran
  • Division IVEverlasting Stars (27 and older): Sarah Linske, Jim Hinton, Ronald Spriggs, and Karen Archbold 

Additional participants in the YAP include Rebekah Haynes, Megan Marie Martinez, Valerie Meachum, and Federico Caballero.


Dr. Chiayi Lee, pianist

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Evangelical Covenant Church
1565 Larkin Avenue, Elgin 60123

 

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 Megan Marie Martinez   Valerie Meachum   Isabella B. Nicoli   Julia Smitendorf   Ronald Spriggs

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A Broadway Show

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Excerpts from Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, West Side Story, and more will be presented and the Semi-Finalists in the Vocal Competition will compete to be selected for the final round.

Featuring aspiring young opera singers and local artists.
Rosemary Schroeder, pianist

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm
The Terrace of Snuffy’s Villa
17N405 Oak Avenue, West Dundee 60118

Please bring your own lawn chair and picnic and enjoy the beautiful 3 acres of rolling landscape, or make a reservation for the seating area. Be sure to bring insect repellent for your comfort and health the natural setting. We offer a free golf cart ride from your car to the performing area!  In case of rain the performance will be moved to the Music Room of Snuffy’s Villa.  Reservations will secure your seat in the Music Room in case of rain.

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 Karen Archbold   Samantha Baran   Blake Buczkiewicz   Federico Caballero   Cody Davis
                 
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 Megan Marie Martinez   Valerie Meachum   Isabella B. Nicoli   Julia Smitendorf   Ronald Spriggs

Encore!

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All-time favorite excerpts from Musical Theater, Italian Songs, Popular Opera and Standards

Solange Sior, soprano
Tetyana Torzhevska, dramatic soprano
Franco Martorana, tenor
Simon Kyung Lee, tenor
Dr. Chiayi Lee, pianist

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm
The Terrace of Snuffy’s Villa
17N405 Oak Avenue, West Dundee 60118

Please bring your own lawn chair or make a reservation for the seated area. Performance will be moved to the music room of Snuffy’s Villa in case of rain. The Terrace is surrounded by prairie and forest preserve. Bring insect repellent. Ticks and mosquitoes have been detected in Kane & McHenry Counties, and may carry West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

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 Solange Sior   Tetyana Torzhevska   Franco Martorano   Simon Kyung Lee   Dr. Chiayi Lee

 

 Sponsored by:    
 nutritionfirstlogo web            PalmerFoundation

 

Light Opera

illo lightoperaPerformance with Chamber Music on the Fox
Featuring excerpts from The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera, Candide, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Lakmé, Norma, La Cenerentola, Rigoletto, and Madama Butterfly, and music by Brahms, Mozart, Paganini, and Johann Strauss.

Solange Sior, soprano
Genevieve Thiers, soprano
Jennifer Kosharsky, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Provenzale, baritone
Keanon Kyles, bass-baritone
Sofiya Kyrylyuk, violist
Dr. Chiayi Lee, pianist

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church in Elgin
216 E Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Parking: Free City deck parking across Highland Avenue

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 Solange Sior   Genevieve Thiers   Nicholas Provenzale   Keanon Kyles   Sofiya Kyrylyuk   Dr. Chiayi Lee

 

VOS

Soirée Lyrique is proud to be part of Voices of Spring, a celebration of vocal music by five different Elgin organizations from April 22 to May 7. To learn more about each, visit Heartland Voices, Chamber Music on the Fox, Elgin Master Chorale, and Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, our Light Opera program will open with Johann Strauss' "Voices of Spring" string quartet.

Soirée Lyrique, NFP
326 Wilcox Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
office@soireelyrique.org
(224) 595-1526


Soirée Lyrique is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit organization