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Our news includes:
- Free Lyric Opera Season Preview Concert
- Private Voice Lessons – Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago
- Summer Music Program at Dominican University
- Salsation Theatre Company, NFP – New Revue at Second City and Gorilla Tango Theatre
- Opera UpClose Series at Governors State University
- La Bohème Review
FREE Lyric Opera of Chicago Season Preview Concert
Rose Guccione will be performing a free Lyric Opera of Chicago season preview concert with colleagues Janet Mensen Reynolds, mezzo-soprano, Ken Donovan, tenor, Robert Morrissey, bass/narrator and Patrick Holland, piano. This concert includes excerpts from Macbeth, Carmen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Masked Ball, The Mikado, The Girl of the Golden West, Lohengrin and Hercules. This FREE concert is made possible by the generosity of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library and the Pauline and Elmer Kennedy Family.
What: Rose Guccione in “An Evening at the Opera”
When: Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut Street – Western Springs
Private Voice Lessons – Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago
What: Private Voice Lessons with Rose Guccione
When: Flexible – e-mail email@example.com for availability
Where: Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. – Chicago
More Info: http://www.colum.edu/Sherwood/index.php and 312.369.3100
Summer Music Program at Dominican University
Rose Guccione will be teaching the following courses at Dominican this summer:
Program for Kids and Teens (http://www.dom.edu/musiccamp/pdfs/ClassesForKids.pdf):
- ImproviSING (ages 6-9) M-F 3:15-4:00pm
- Songwriting (ages 10-13) M-F 4:00-4:45pm
Program for Adults (http://www.dom.edu/musiccamp/pdfs/ClassesForAdults.pdf):
- ImproviSING Mondays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
- Songwriting Mondays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
What: Song Classes for Children and Adults with Rose Guccione
When: June 21 through mid-July, 2010
Where: Dominican University, Rosary College of Arts & Sciences, 7900 West Division Street – River Forest
More Info: http://www.dom.edu/musiccamp/index.html, firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.524.6997, ext. 1310
Salsation Theatre Company, NFP – New Revue at Second City and Gorilla Tango Theatre
Salsation continues to be part of Rose Guccione’s comedic family since having completed Josephine Forsberg’s Players Workshop two-year program in 2002. Rose is a member of Salsation’s ensemble and is actively involved in public relations and artistic decisions. Over these eight years, she has written sketch comedy, composed music, performed both sketch and improv, taught and has directed with this
Salsation is currently running a brand new sketch comedy revue at both Gorilla Tango Theatre and The Second City. Rose will be going to these shows on May 7th and May 15th and hopes to see you there. Here is the 411:
When: Fridays (through May 28, 2010) and Saturdays (through May 15, 2010)
Where: Fridays at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue and Saturdays at The Second City, Donny’s Skybox Theatre, 1608 N. Wells Street, 4th Floor
More Info: http://www.salsation.com or, buy tickets ($12) using the links below:
The Second City:
Saturday, May 1st at 7:30PM (buytickets)
Saturday, May 8th at 7:30PM (buy tickets)
Saturday, May 15th at 7:30PM (buy tickets)
Gorilla Tango Theatre:
Friday, May 7th at 8:00PM (buy tickets)
Friday, May 14th at 8:00PM (buy tickets)
Friday, May 21st at 8:00PM (buy tickets)
Friday, May 28th at 8:00PM (buy tickets)
Opera UpClose Series at Governors State University
Rose Guccione will be singing on the inaugural concert of Governor’s State University’s new Opera UpClose Series with Janet Mensen Reynolds, mezzo-soprano, Kenneth Donovan, tenor, Keven Keys, baritone, Patrick Holland, piano and John Concepcion, narrator. Together they will present selections from many of the season’s greatest operas. Arias, duets and ensembles from the season will include Verdi’s Macbeth and Un ballo in maschera, Bizet’s Carmen, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, Wagner’s Lohengrin and Handel’s Hercules.
What: Lyric Opera Preview Concert – UpClose Series at Governors State University
When: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois 60484
More Info: http://www.centertickets.net, 708.235.2222
La Bohème Review
Rose Guccione sang the role of Musetta in a double cast production of La Bohème last month. A review by Dulce Arroyo appeared in the Arts & Life section of The NEIU Independent (see link for complete review):
Rodolfo and Mimi may have been “La Bohème’s” main lovers, but the hilariously dysfunctional couple Marcello and Musetta, played by a lively Wellington Da Silva and Rose Guccione, instantly became some of the crowd’s favorites. Da Silva and Guccione kept the audience laughing by providing comic relief with their constant outbursts against each other of fighting and breaking up, and then kissing and making up, pretty much like a verse from Katy Perry’s song “Hot’N’Cold.”
You are amazing! Sorry I didn't see you after but so excited to see and hear you last night! My fav was Je dis!
My husband Geoffrey and I thank you profusely for the invitation to that fabulous performance last night in Western Springs! You and your fellow performers were 'tres magnifique,' and we look forward to other invitations as well.
I loved your performance last night; congratulations!!!
Rose-that was so fun last night-how is it that you are so amazing?? Love you!!!
Congrats to you all for a great show last night! Wonderful singing, exciting program, great crowd. Enjoy your much needed "day after" relaxation…
What a wonderfully thrilling performance last evening in Western Springs! Gorgeous music and beautifully presented. Congratulations, and thanks.
I LOVE singing with you!!! You were, once again fabulous last night! I am so fortunate that I have had so many oportunities to sing some of the most beautiful music ever written with you! Thanks for being such a great colleague and friend! Love you…XO
You really did do a fantastic job at the recital! The Verdi in your voice was my faves!
I've been meaning to send you an email for the last week and a half, but better late than never I guess.
I just wanted to tell you how wonderfully you sang on the program in Western Springs. The musical selections were absolutely perfect for you and I don't think I've ever heard you sing better. Your committment to the text and expression was moving, and your high notes…WOW!!!!!! Spot on, clear, pointed and full.
I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed it.
I hope to see you in Western Springs again this year – always excellent!!