Opera Factory of Chicago (c. 1980’s)

June 10, 2022, 11:00 pm

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Portrait of Émilie Ambre as Carmen, 1880 by Édouard Manet (Source philamuseum.org collection object 59866)

Studs Terkel’s visitors from the Opera Factory of Chicago demonstrate the Spanish light opera art form of Zarzuela in this musical hour from the 1980’s. The guests include the ensemble’s founder and artistic, Blanche Lewis; singers Donna Sadlicka, William Diana, Ana Maria Alvarez, and Ernesto Valenzuela; conductor Alfredo Munar, and pianist Celeste Rue.