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South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presents - The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour explores the career of internationally acclaimed soprano Leontyne Price and how she rose to prominence during the 50’s into the 60’s, despite the segregation and discrimination which was prevalent in America. The Violet Hour traces Ms. Price’s journey from the early beginnings of her career up to her final performance of the opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1985. Through the ingenious use of projections and voice, Ms. Lamarre will portray the life of Ms. Leontyne Price, a true iconic American. Join us on February 26, 2017, 4 pm for what will be a memorable performance.

Joelle Lamarre - has distinguished herself as one of Chicago’s very own and has been described as a singer of astounding vocal power with a range that almost “defies classification and exhibits true spinto quality”. Listeners have raved about her intelligence as an artist and her emotional connection with her audiences as an actress.

The South Shore Opera Company,- founded in 2008, is one of Chicago’s best local opera companies unrivaled in its artistic performances. The company formed in partnership with founder Dr. Marvin Lynn and the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center as an arts anchor partner with the Center and the Chicago Park District. Thanks to that partnership, the company is now Arts Partner in Residence the South Shore Cultural Center, one of Chicago’s landmarks. In its infancy of five years, the company has achieved unequaled success in attendance, with over 1000 at our inaugural concert in 2009, and averaging more than 500 since that time.

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