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Award-winning opera re-released for the holidays

Working In Concert (for whom our SongShop instructor is executive director) presents
On Call: COVID-19, a virtual opera
Online: Nov 28, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

Working In Concert's Bellissima Opera is re-releasing our acclaimed online opera, with thanks to health care workers who have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. We’re especially pleased to announce that the collegiate premiere in April by Western Michigan University Opera Department was awarded First Place in Opera Production in its category by the National Opera Association. Also, we thank Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 for sharing On Call: COVID-19 with its 40,000 members.

But why stop there? Let’s have everyone come into this work of art, from NOVEMBER 28 through JANUARY 31.

Created by librettist CHRISTINE STEYER, composer DAVID SHENTON, and director CARL RATNER, the one-hour opera looks in on a series of “Zoom” calls by six medics struggling with the unfolding pandemic.

Calling in from Chicago, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, Lombardy, New York City, and a Syrian refugee camp near Beirut, the colleagues provide each other a lifeline and ultimately discover that kindness and compassion can be as powerful a tool as a vaccine and ventilator.
Will it make you cry? Ah, like any really good opera, you’ll cry and laugh and rejoice.

The viewing is free of charge but we ask everyone to let us know who is watching by easily registering at our site. Be sure to say that "Chicago Cabaret Professionals sent you".
Sunday, November 28, 2021, 12:00 AM until 11:59 PM

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Claudia Hommel
773-509-9360 (p)
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only