• Presenting uniquely concerts. Performing transcending operas. Inspiring youths with classroom concerts. Honoring women's contribution to the arts. Putting on stage what we wish to see in our communities and in our world.
    Bellissima Opera

    Presenting uniquely concerts. Performing transcending operas. Inspiring youths with classroom concerts. Honoring women's contribution to the arts. Putting on stage what we wish to see in our communities and in our world.

  • International Womens Day
  • On Call: COVID-19
  • Future Perfect, a new opera from Tales of Transcendence. Premieres in Chicago in June 2022
  • Reconciliation, a new opera from Tales of Transcendence, examining the power of restorative justice in our society
  • Outside the Ring, a new opera from Tales of Transcendence
  • Bellissima Opera Outreach!!! Bringing Opera to 23,000 Youths directly in their classrooms since 2008.

Future Perfect
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Future Perfect is a modern fairytale, co-created with 1300 youths. It premieres this June.

Bellissima welcomes Nick Sandys as Future Perfect Director for our June 2022 Chicago Premiere
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Nick Sandys is an award-winning actor, director, and fight choreographer, as well as an educator, based in Chicago. He was a founding ensemble member of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in 2002, and served as Artistic Director from 2012-2021. He is … Read More

Inspiring Future Perfect
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View images from our workshops with 1300 Chicago Youths creating Future Perfect.

Our On Call: Covid-19 Opera
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Free world-wide streaming begins Thanksgiving weekend, November 28. Special promotion by SEIU Local 73 to its 40,000 members.

Artistic Director Christine Steyer
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Welcome to World Opera Day October, 25, 2021! I’m glad to have the occasion of today’s annual date to share exciting operas and concerts Bellissima Opera has planned for 2021-22 and beyond. And please, sign-up for our newsletter, and like & share our posts with fellow opera lovers! YOU are the greatest advocates of the world’s greatest living art form! Thank you! ~Christine

Outside the Ring Opera
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Outside the Ring–the Max Schmeling Joe Louis rivalry that defined two nations and the friendship that defined two men is a new full length opera in a series called “Tales of Transcendence” being developed by Bellissima Opera and produced by Working … Read More

Reconciliation Opera
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Next in Bellissima’s ‘Tales of Transcendence’ Series, Reconciliation.

About Bellissima Opera: An Initiative of Working In Concert
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Our History Oak Park based Bellissima Opera was formed in 2006 to preserve and promote the tradition of the classically trained vocal artist and to expand public appreciation of both opera and classical music by presenting innovative concert events with … Read More

In the Classroom
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Bellissima Opera Outreach directly in your classroom.