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Holidays at the Opera
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the event, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to join via Zoom.
Do you need a holiday stress buster? Did you know listening to music is an easy way to alter mood or relieve stress? Brain Health Programming presents Holidays at the Opera; a concert full of Christmas spirit and cheerful carols. This is the present you can give yourself and your family.
Join professional Opera singer, Emily Margevich as she performs holiday favorites that will have you singing along. This uplifting program will evoke feelings of nostalgia, leaving you feeling good and warm inside (like a hot cup of cocoa). Put this show on the top of your season’s to-do list!
Emily Margevich has been performing on stage since the age of two. Chicagoland professional musical theatre credits fill her childhood years, including work at Theatre at the Center and The Bailiwick. Ms. Margevich studied dance, dramatics, and voice for over 15 years at The Academy for the Performing Arts in downstate Illinois. She earned both of her degrees (Bachelor of Music 2017, Master of Music 2019) from DePaul University School of Music. While at DePaul, Emily performed leading roles such as Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Emily performed at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2017, won First Place in the 2018 Kleinman Competition, and after winning the Illinois district of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she went on to win Third Place in the Central Region Finals in 2019. Last summer, Ms. Margevich played the role of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with the Janiec Opera Company. For the 2019 roster, Emily was the only soprano accepted into the prestigious opera training program, The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia. At AVA, Ms. Margevich has had the privilege of performing opera scenes in their Russian, Winter, and French recitals, along with singing the role of Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Now a proud second year AVA Resident Artist, Emily is very grateful to be able to continue working with AVA safely and remotely during the pandemic. This holiday season, Ms. Margevich is reuniting with theatre colleagues from all over Chicago to create a virtual production of, “The Christmas Schooner” to raise money for the charity Season of Concern. Emily was 8 years old when she first performed in “The Christmas Schooner”, and she is thrilled to be included in such an important fundraising performance. After a very hard year for everyone, Ms. Margevich is comforted to be able to perform virtually and to reconnect with the Village community to share some holiday spirit!
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