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"Three Fables"



Saturday, February 28 at 7:30pmSunday, March 1 at 2:00pmBenito Juarez Community AcademyPerforming Arts Center1450 W Cermak RdChicago

"Three Fables"

A fully staged production by Roosevelt University's Music Conservatory and performed with an orchestra, "Three Fables" consists of three short operas all composed in the 1920s. Paul Hindemith's "Hin und zurück" ("There and Back") is an operatic sketch performed first forwards and then backwards, bringing tragic events to a happy conclusion. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht collaborated on "Mahagonny Songspiel," a gritty tale of urban life that is a precursor to their beloved Threepenny Opera. Ottorino Respighi wrote an enchanting version of the "Sleeping Beauty" tale, "La bella dormente nel bosco" that the CCPA presents in its Chicago premiere. Led by Chicago College of Performing Art's director of orchestras, Emanuele Andrizzi, the performances feature the Chicago College of Performing Art/Chicago Opera Theater Professional Diploma students and the graduate class of voice majors, accompanied by the CCPA Opera Orchestra. All three of these operas have jazz-influenced scores with music of the 1920s and can be viewed as modern fables. They will be performed in the original languages with English supertitles.

Both performances are free and open to the public.  Tickets are not required. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.


Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entrance : Free