Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these tiny miracles have come with today’s GrouponLive deal for two tickets to see the American Chamber Opera Company’s English-language production of La Boheme. All tickets are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets to the performance at St. John Cantius Church on Saturday, November 19, at 6 p.m. (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get two tickets to a performance at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple (a $60 value). Choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.
In its inaugural season, the Chicago-based American Chamber Opera Company produces full-length masterworks for modern audiences, performing in English and casting young talent to capture the romantic spirit of great operas. In the company’s premiere production of Puccini’s classic La Boheme, struggling young artists Mimi and Rodolfo engage in a passionate romance amid poverty, illness, and misinterpreted Facebook posts, all of which propel the opera toward a tragic finale. Puccini’s works remain among the most popular operas ever written, with NPR explaining, “Puccini mastered the unique and mystifying synthesis of music, drama and stagecraft that only opera can deliver, and with powerful results.” The company performs the opera in two churches, whose ornate interiors and vaulted ceilings embrace the full reverberations of unforgettable songs and unsurpassed yodeling competitions.
American Chamber Opera
Founded in 2011, the Chicago-based American Chamber Opera features an ensemble committed to singing full-length oratorios in English. Its productions resemble concerts more than traditional opera performances: the music takes center stage as the singers belt and emote in settings that evoke the world of the story with just a few well-placed details.