Early Opera Cabaret

A Haymarket Gala Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening of music and mirth to celebrate the joy of baroque opera and Haymarket Opera Company's very successful first six years! This gala fundraiser offers a rare chance to hear some of Haymarket's impeccable performers up close, performing their favorite arias and baroque selections as you enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the beautiful Arts Club of Chicago. 

Haymarket stars offering the full program of arias and ensembles from the 17th and 18th centuries will include William Dwyer, Nathalie Colas, Ryan de Ryke, Kimberly McCord, Scott Brunscheen, and Suzanne Lommler, accompanied by Jory Vinikour and a string band from the Haymarket Opera Orchestra led by Craig Trompeter. 

As well as music, refreshments, and merriment, there will be illuminating and detailed displays to peruse, each one focused on an element of Haymarket productions such as costumes, props, set designs - and of course the orchestra and singers. 

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

(Music performance will begin at approximately 6:00)

The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street, Chicago
Valet parking available

Ticket price: $150*

Tickets are limited, so reserve your place early to support Haymarket Opera Company at this special evening of early opera cabaret and baroque-inspired camaraderie.

*$75 of each ticket is considered a tax-deductible donation

  Cristo crucificado   (1780) by Francisco de Goya

Haymarket Cabaret Lead Sponsor
M. Scott & Donna Anderson

Additional Sponsors
Sarah Harding & Mark Ouweleen
Jamerson & Bauwens Electric

Pat & Jerry Fuller
David Rice
Suzanne L. Wagner

Performance program to include: 
from Handel's Semele
Where'er you walk - William Dwyer, tenor
from Handel's Rodelinda
Mio caro bene - Kimberly McCord, soprano
from Handel's Hercules
There in myrtle shades - Suzanne Lommler, mezzo soprano
from Handel's Rodrigo
Stragi, morti - Scott Brunscheen, tenor
from Handel's Giulio Cesare
Piangerò - Kimberly McCord, soprano
from Handel's Ariodante
Dopo notte - Suzanne Lommler, mezzo soprano 

Rameau's Overture to Pygmalion
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Charpentier's Airs sur les stances du Cid
William Dwyer, tenor
from Rameau's Platée
Air de la Folie - Nathalie Colas, soprano
Marais Folies d'espagne
Craig Trompeter, viola da gamba and Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Sarah Edgar and Joseph Caruana, dancers
from Marais' Ariane et Bachus
excerpts form Act III - Company
from Telemann's Pimpinone 
Intermezzo III - Nathalie Colas, soprano and Ryan de Ryke, baritone