Thursday, July 12, 2007

Some Summer Culchah

If you are looking for something to do in Chicago at the end of July, the Chicago Cultural Center is hosting two concert performances of Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino. Friday the 27th at 7 pm, and Saturday the 28th at 3 pm, these concerts are held in Preston Bradley Hall, 78 East Washington St. Here is the cast:

Lyric Opera soprano Stacey Tappan sings the role of Sofia. Following recent stellar reviews for her “witty and sexy” Adele in Die Fledermaus with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, she returns to the Lyric Opera this season for multiple roles in Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten, a cover of Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare and the role of Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff. The opera is performed in English with the New Millennium Orchestra and pianist Dana Brown, and is conducted by Francesco Milioto. In addition to Stacey Tappan (Sofia), the full cast includes Michael Mayes (Gaudenzio), Bill McMurray (Bruschino senior), Drew Duncan (Bruschino junior), John Concepcion (Florville), Alex Honzen (Police Sergeant), Brandon Mayberry (Filiberto), and Buffy Baggott (Marianna).

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