November Opera Night: Featuring the Songs of Cole Porter

Posted on November 9th, 2010

Join us for our November Opera Night!

 

When: Thursday, November 18th

Where: Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush – Second Floor

The entertaining evening will start with Prosecco and Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30, followed by a four-course wine dinner prepared by Federico Commachio, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush Executive Chef, at 7:00pm.  Enjoy the talented sounds of Cynthia Firing, Soprano – Peder Reiff, Tenor – Alessandro Magno, Baritone – Celeste Rue, Pianist – and special guest John Michael Coppola as Cole Porter! 

Tickets for the evening’s events are $90 (does not include tax and gratuity).  Call (312) 222-0101 to purchase tickets and reserve your seat.

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Get to know Cole Porter:

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. His works include the musical comedies Kiss Me, Kate, Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady and Anything Goes, as well as songs like “Night and Day”, “I Get a Kick out of You”, “Well, Did You Evah!” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. He was noted for his sophisticated, bawdy lyrics, clever rhymes and complex forms. Porter was one of the greatest contributors to the Great American Songbook. Cole Porter is one of the few Tin Pan Alley composers to have written both the lyrics and the music for his songs. [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cole_porter]

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