Bellissima Opera was formed 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 professional musicians. It has expanded to create an outreach program and to commission new works for voice.
Bellissima Opera has performed dozens of innovative concerts and operas across Chicagoland, Indiana, and Michigan. In 2008, Bellissima collaborated with New York Times Bestseller Caroline Myss and Sounds True© to produce a CD of sacred music. Since then, Bellissima Opera Outreach, Bellissima's educational component, has brought music to more than 16,500 schoolchildren, often at no cost to schools. Bellissima was founded in 2006 and is based in Oak Park, Illinois. Its latest project is the realization
of The Transcendence Triptych - an operatic triple-bill.
Bellissima Opera Founders:
Franco Martorana, Christine Steyer and Paul Geiger