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“A unique experience”
Review of Opera in Focus

Opera in Focus
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of coworkers. We were able to book a private show at 1pm, including a 'back stage tour' to see how the puppeteers orchestrated the action.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a very unique experience. While sitting in the audience you get so wrapped up in the performance that you forget you are watching puppets. The puppeteers are amazing and warm and friendly. The coolest thing is after the show they invite you to take a tour and see where the magic happens.

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Reviewed 19 April 2015

This is one attraction musical theatre and opera lovers should not miss. The unique puppet opera theatre which used to grace the Kungsholm Restaurant many years ago in Chicago has come to life in the rolling Meadows Park District lower level. A tiny opera house and stage and amazing programs put on by the most talented puppeteers I have ever seen. It is reasonable in price and a great place to take older music students as well as any adults. My husband made his first visit there this month and enjoyed the fascinating back stage tour which they have after every performance. This is one of those "don't miss" attractions in Chicago and truly one of the most unique experiences the city has to offer.

3  Thank triptique
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

The Opera in Focus puppet theater performs operas with the world's most lifelike puppets. My family and I attend performances here a handful of times each year and always leave spellbound by the beauty and sophistication of each performance. I come from an operatic family (both of my parents were professional singers and my husband works for the Lyric), speak Italian and French fluently, and know most of the operas performed here by heart. The opera in focus productions are authentic opera by EVERY stretch of the imagination and recreate the stories of each opera with remarkable fidelity. Bruno Bartoletti himself was a huge fan of the Opera in Focus puppet shows. Need I say more?

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

I have been attending this for over a decade. I love this place. If you love the opera or arts in any way or just want something very unique to do this puppetry is amazing. They are so detailed that they can hold fans, and do very minute motions. It is by far one of the last of the greats in Illinois. I highly suggest it.

4  Thank Amy R
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