Opera on Tap Chicago – June Events


June is a busy month for us here at Opera on Tap Chicago!  You have the chance to check us out at four different events around the city!  Read to the bottom to find out about our upcoming General Auditions!

Chicago Opera Theater’s Trolley Tour

Thursday, June 9th 6:30 PM
Join OoTChi and COT’s Opera Underground for their first ever Trolley Tour through the city of Chicago! Meet us at Howells and Hood for a complimentary drink, and then hop on the trolley! The ride will consist of a Chicago tour filled with drinks & snacks, arriving at Ping Tom Memorial Park for a brief opera performance by your very own OoTChi with a spectacular sunset view! You will then step back aboard as your tour continues to ACTIVATE 2016 for a free drink, music, & party.

Opera on Tap is excited to be the featured Opera Underground community partner for this event!  The show will feature John Cockerill on piano and roster members Megan Cook, Samuel Dewese, Kira Dils-Desurra, and Caroline Wright singing songs from your favorite past OoT Theme of the Month Shows.  This event is definitely worth checking out!

Find out more and buy tickets!


Make Music Chicago – Opera on Tap’s Operatic Bar Crawl


Tuesday, June 21st 1PM-3PM


Join us for OOTChi’s first ever Operatic Bar Crawl as part of Make Music Chicago!


Opera On Tap will be doing an operatic bar crawl down near the Riverwalk! We’re starting at O’Brien’s Riverwalk Cafe at 1 p.m., then continuing to Sidebar and ending at City Winery.  we’ll sing 10-15 minutes of drinking songs at each bar, then we’ll relax and partake in a beverage before heading over to the next bar. Feel free to join in on your lunch break, and invite fellow singers to join in and sing along!

Send us an email  at chicago@operaontap.com if you’d like to participate; this ensures we can get a head count and provide you with sheet music. Alternatively, feel free to arrive anytime during the bar crawl and we’ll provide you with music on-site!


Operatic Book Club Presents: Roman Fever


Monday, June 27th / 7:30 PM / Uncommon Ground – Edgewater
Tuesday, June 28th / Noon / Harold Washington Library


OoT’s Operatic Book Club presents a setting of Edith Wharton’s short story Roman Fever, by American composer Robert Ward. The story is set in a terrace restaurant overlooking the Roman Forum where two widows and their daughters have met by chance. As their daughters talk of falling in love, the full story of the widows’ meeting in the same place twenty years earlier is revealed.
The show will be performed at two locations, Uncommon Ground and the Harold Washington Library.  Directed by Heather Keith, with musical direction by Jordan Crice featuring OoTChi roster members!

Click here to reserve seats for the Uncommon Ground performance.


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Opera on Tap Announces its upcoming auditions:

The Great God Pan Recording Project
June 11, Noon to 4 p.m.
@ Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Email  your headshot and resume to greatgodpan2017@gmail.com to schedule an audition!

OoTChi’s General Auditions
June 14th, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
June 18th, 2 to 5 p.m.
June 19th, 2 to 5 p.m.
@ Red Line Tap

Email your headshot / resume to chicago@operaontap.com to schedule an audition!