Wednesday, January 25, 2006

So Clement IX wrote an Opera and it is coming to the West Side

Thanks to Daniel Mitsui at The Lion and the Cardinal for this notice.

The McKenna Ensemble PRESENTS

The American Premiere of the Baroque Opera La Comica del Cielo
Music by Antonio Maria Abbatini
Libretto by Giulio Rospigliosi/Pope Clement IX
Produced at the Roman Carnival of 1668
Cast of stars, Carol Lo Verde and Donna Sadlicka, Andrew Schultze,and Lawrence McCauley The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii1224 W. Lexington(700 S and 1200W) Chicago, IL
Sunday, Febuary 5, 2006 at 3:00P.M.

Reverend Edward J. McKenna celebrating the 40th Anniversary Priest, Archdiocese of Chicago with this performance.

The Shrine is awe inspiring, and who would have thought that Clement IX wrote and Opera that would someday be performed on the West Side of Chicago, in the heart of Little Italy?

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