It was a generous evening of music when the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presented their free June concert in the spacious Paul Robeson Theater. This gleaming hall is one of the many gorgeous rooms in the South Shore Cultural Center where the SSOCC is an arts and cultural partner.On the program were numerous excerpts from familiar operas. There were several memorable performances, but top among them was tenor Jeffrey Burish’s moving account of “Che gelida manina” (What a cold little hand) from Puccini’s “La Bohème.” He sang with both sincerity and emotional sensitivity caressing the text with lovely diction. There was no showboating here, just perfect simplicity matched with skilled musicality.

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