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FREE Lyric Opera of Chicago Season Preview Concert

Ken Donovan, Janet Mensen Reynolds, Rose Guccione and Robert MorrisseyRose 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
Tickets: FREE!

Private Voice Lessons – Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago

What: Private Voice Lessons with Rose Guccione
When: Flexible – e-mail for availability
Where: Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. – Chicago
More Info: 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 (

  • ImproviSING (ages 6-9) M-F 3:15-4:00pm
  • Songwriting (ages 10-13) M-F 4:00-4:45pm

Program for Adults (

  • 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:, 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:

What: Ctrl+Alt+DEPORT
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: 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:, 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.”

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