The American Chamber Opera Company‘s first performance of La Boheme is this weekend in Chicago — November 19th at Saint John Cantius Church (see below for the related Groupon). If you’re in the Chicago area, you should definitely think about going. And in case you’re not familiar with opera, don’t be nervous: the American Chamber Opera Company was founded with the goal of making opera accessible.
To quote the website, the American Chamber Opera Company’s mission is “to perform full-length opera and oratorio in English” and “to convey a true sense of the composer’s intent in each piece, while making relative connections with [their] audiences.” Additionally, “the company looks to find young artists with exceptional talent to perform the roles.”
Groupon is having a special sale in which you can buy two tickets for the price of one, good for the November performance and the performances on December 3rd and 9th. Once that has passed, you can still buy tickets on the American Chamber Opera Company’s website here.
I’ll be traveling to Chicago on the weekend of the 3rd especially to see La Boheme, and I am super excited. To be completely transparent, the founders of the American Chamber Opera Company are close friends of mine, which is the main reason why I’m going all the way to Chicago for the performance. On the other hand, that means that I know them. I know how immensely talented they are and how incredibly passionate they are about music and this production in particular. La Boheme will be spectacular.