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Menotti’s The Telephone
June 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
On Sunday, June 19, please join South Shore Opera Company of Chicago for a FREE one-act opera double bill: Gian Carlo Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’, and Kurt Weill’s ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’.
On his way out of town on a business trip, Ben drops in on his sweetheart, Lucy (soprano ELIZABETH NORMAN-SOJOURNER), to pop the question, but finds himself thwarted at every turn by the incessant ringing of ‘The Telephone’. Will he ever get his chance, or is this the end of the line for these two lovers?
Young Anna (mezzo soprano LEAH DEXTER) sets out on a mission to make money to send home to Louisiana, so that her family can build itself a house. This quest takes her on a meandering journey across the country, through seven of America’s great cities, each one specializing in a different “Deadly Sin”. Will the family ever get its house? Will Anna ever return to the bayou?
All will be revealed by our OBSCENELY talented cast, at 4pm on Sunday, June 19, in the Robeson Theater at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649. For FREE!
GET ON THE HORN and call your friends! It would be an absolute SIN to miss this.
Lucy: Elizabeth Norman-Sojourner, soprano
Ben: Brandon Michael Brown, baritone
Supported by a chamber orchestra of guest musicians from the Chicago Sinfonietta and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS:
Anna: Leah Dexter, mezzo soprano
Father: Cornelius V. Johnson III, tenor
Brother: Jim Stahulak, tenor
Brother: Christopher Skyles, baritone
Mother: Bryan Dahl, bass
Supported by a chamber orchestra of one piano, played by Don Neale.