Church of Beethoven, Oak Park presents - Lost Lieder: Songs from Rare Operetta
Come and join soprano Emily Cox, baritone Vincent Dore and mezzo-soprano Pamela Torrey as they bring you some truly rare gems of the Operetta genre.
Hear solos and duets that will enchant you from the lesser known works of Johann Strauss, Jr., Eduard Künneke, Carl Millöcker and more.
Emily Cox is a versatile performer who has been seen across the nation in musical theatre, cabaret, opera and solo orchestral works. Her numerous roles include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), the Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd), Marian Paroo (The Music Man)", Despina (Cosi fan tutte), and Cinderella (Into the Woods). An enthusiastic supporter of new music, Emily acted as Managing Producer for the 2017 Scapigliatura Summer Sessions, world-premiering works by renown composers such as Daniel Felsenfeld and Anthony Barrese. Emily is the soprano resident artist with Chicago Opera Playhouse for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.Her one-woman show, 'Swipe Left', was chosen as part of Indianapolis' 2018 'Diva Fest', and will be a featured production of the 2018 Chicago Fringe Festival. Other Chicagoland credits include the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, the "D:Activate" concert series in correlation with the City of Chicago, Chicago Folks Operetta, Music for Theatre Chicago, Petite Opera, Main Street Opera, Devonshire Playhouse, Opera Book Club, Davenport's Piano Bar, Classical Revolution, the Floating Opera Company, and NONOpera. She is currently a student of Maria Lagios.
Vincent is a Chicago-based lyric baritone who has performed for audiences both nationally and internationally. Known for his 'fantastic comedic timing' as well as his 'lush, rich tones', Vincent recently returned from his fifth European tour. He performed in various theaters throughout Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, as well as his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this past summer; he is slated as a featured performer at the upcoming Vancouver Fringe Festival this summer. Most recent opera and musical theater credits include: Ko-Ko (The Mikado), The Judge (Trial by Jury), Bob (The Old Maid and the Thief), Benoit (La Boheme), Jamie (The Last Five Years), Papegeno (The Magic Flute), and Billy Bigelow (Carousel). Vincent has served as a writer, a stand-up comedian, and improv performer, and has been featured in a number of plays including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Mr. Smith in Take the stage, Mr. Smith, and George in Actor's Nightmare. In addition to his performing career, Vincent serves as a full-time music teacher.
American mezzo-soprano Pamela Torrey has made a name for herself as an interpreter of modern and challenging works in the Chicago area. She has been seen as Meg March/Little Women, LEnfant/Lenfant et les sortilèges, Mother Bayard/The Long Christmas Dinner, Grace Ansley/Roman Fever, the Cuckoo/La donna dormente nel bosco, and Sally/A Hand of Bridge. Later this year she will be singing Don Ramiro in Mozarts La finta giardiniera. Other credits include the Old Woman in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Constance in The Sorcerer. When not performing, Pamela Torrey is a founder and the Co-Executive Director of the Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium which exists to provide continuing educational opportunities to the Chicago voice community. Ms. Torrey holds degrees in voice performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. She currently studies with soprano Jonita Lattimore.
Open Door Theater (View)
902 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
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