FESTIVAL SEASON 2022
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Tickets to Il barbiere di Siviglia
Tickets to Orfeo ed Euridice
Tickets to the Guest Artist Recital
Tickets to the Professional Masterclass
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI
AT THE HISTORIC
Il barbiere di Siviglia is the story of a barber in the city of Seville named Figaro who serves a count named Almaviva. The count is looking for love, but not from just anyone. He wants someone who cares for him not because of his title or money, but for him as a person, so he does the only logical thing… he pretends to be someone else and starts wooing the lovely Rosina under a false pretense! Disguises, sneaking around, and hilarity ensues, and leaves the audience smiling from ear to ear!
The opera will be presented in Italian with English supertitles, accompanied by
PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL PATRONS ATTENDING IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA.
CAST: HEESEUNG CHAE, MAX HOSMER, EDITH GROSSMAN, STACEY MURDOCK, ALEX BOYD, AND JANESE PENTICO.
DIRECTED BY GREG ELDRIDGE, CONDUCTED BY KSENIA LELETKINA.
JULY 29THTH AND 31ST, &
AUGUST 4TH AND 6TH ONLY!
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
BY CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
Orfeo ed Euridice is an opera based on the classic Greek myth, but our blackbox production brings a very grunge twist. Orpheus is promised that he may enter Hades and retrieve his wife, Euridice from death on one condition: he may not look back to see if she's there for the entire journey back from the underworld and trust Hades hasn't fooled him...
This opera will be presented in Italian with English Supertitles
This event is a semi-staged, semi-concert black-box production accompanied by piano. Because of rehearsal challenges due to COVID-19, some artists may be different than originally billed and portions of the performance will be performed from score.
CAST: OUR 2022 FESTIVAL FELLOWS
DIRECTED BY EDSON MELENDEZ,
MUSIC DIRECTED BY RUBEN PIIRAINEN
JULY 22ND & 23RD
THREE GREAT EVENTS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Don't forget there's more to the Festival than the mainstage! You won't want to miss out on all the summer fun of our Recital Series where you can hear the mainstage principals perform more repertoire, catch some opera in a brewery, and hear the up-and-coming talent in Wisconsin from our Fellows! Check out our titles just below!
Our Fellows sing in a masterclass led by our visiting guest artists. Come see us pull back the curtain on how opera singers achieve the athletic kind of performance they do and experience our guest artists and Fellows in a more intimate environment than any other product on our season!
FEATURING, THE KOF FELLOWS
BREWERY RECITAL AT
Join us at Public Brewing downtown
this summer for a Kenosha-made cold one and an adult-swim program of music performed by our visiting artists and fellows! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you might need to pee more than usual... But that won't be a problem in Public's trendy space and fantastic stage. We hope to see you there!
FEATURING, TUTTI COMPANY
FREE AND UNTICKETED
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
KOF brings in world-class singers for roles in our mainstage opera, but you have a chance to hear them more than once, and before they premiere in Il barbiere di Siviglia! Our artists present a program that shows them off just for audiences of KOF, so don't miss out on this one!
FEATURING, THE GUEST ARTISTS
OUR FREE OFFERINGS
For the KOF, bringing excellent classical and operatic music to the greater Kenosha community is a serious mission. Opera 'Round K-Town is our program to bring performances to all kinds of Kenoshans wherever they are.
AT THE KENOSHA KINGFISH
And now... to honor America...... Opera! The KOF will sing at a home game for our own Kenosha Kingfish! Look for us on the pitcher's mound July 9th!
MEMORY AND ELDER CARE OUTREACH
It's not just kids that need to have art in their lives! KOF is doing outreach to memory and elder care facilities this May and June with repertoire from the classic music theater and classic opera repertoire folks might have heard on their Lanza or Caruso records!
The Kenosha Opera Festival invites youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha for a private concert, just for kids! We'll show them around the theater, perform, talk about opera, and more!
POP-UP AT THE MARKET
AT THE KENOSHA HARBOR MARKET
We sing for and engage with the public on their weekend trip to the lovely Kenosha Harbor Market. While people came to get their fresh produce, they'll also find some fresh opera!
AT THE KENOSHA VELODROME
And now... to honor America...... erm, again... Opera! The KOF will sing to open an evening of races at the Kenosha Velodrome, only this July 26th!