Concert Chats - Scintillating Shakespeare
- Date February 8th, 2023 Time 11:00am Venue Bloomington Country Club
Experience it ALL! Join us for Concert Chats, a special lunchtime series, hosted by the Illinois Symphony Guild of Bloomington-Normal. Learn more about our upcoming Scintillating Shakespeare concert with special guests, soprano Madison King, tenor Carl Rosenthal, and ISO Assistant Conductor Jacobsen Woollen, over delectable lunch in the intimate and elegant setting of the Bloomington Country Club.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 11:00 AM
Bloomington Country Club
$30 per person, includes lunch and tea, coffee, or soda
- Social time @ 11:00 AM
- Lunch served @ 11:30 AM
- Program starts @ 12:00 PM
Reservations are due by Friday, February 3, 2023. Make your reservation today. Reservations may be made online or by calling Guild member, Betty Ann Fisher at 309-662-3424.
Bloomington-Normal Venue Bloomington Country Club
605 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Madison King Soprano
Madison King received her Bachelor of Vocal Performance (2014) and Master of Vocal Performance (2016) from Pittsburg State University. Under the instruction of Mr. Patrick Howle, she had multiple opportunities to perform both scenes and full operas. Pamina in The Magic Flute, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Serpina in La Serva Padrona, and Adina in The Elixir of Love are among the roles she performed during her studies. Madison was a member of the Tulsa Opera chorus (2015-2018) under the leadership of Lyndon Meyer, and Tulsa Opera’s Filstrup Young Artist Outreach program (2018-2020). She has performed with Landlocked Opera in Kansas City as Pamina in The Magic Flute and Hèro in Beatrice et Benedict. Mrs. King has also enjoyed participating in several summer programs including Manhattan Summer Opera, Chicago Summer Opera, and Midwest Institute of Opera. During these programs, she had the opportunity to study and perform the roles of Despina in Così fan tutte, Susanna in Le nozze di fi garo, First Knitter in A Game of Chance, and Edith in Pirates of Penzance. With MIOpera, Madison understudied the role of Antonia in Les contes d’Hoff mann (2018), and participated in their virtual role studies as Violetta in La Traviata (2020) and Gilda in Rigoletto (2021). She had the pleasure of starring as Violetta Valery in MIOpera’s first film production of La Traviata. This year, Mrs. King has had the opportunity to work with Heartland Opera in Joplin, Missouri as a director. She has directed opera and operetta scenes, and the filmed children’s production of “Little Red’s Most Unusual Day.” Madison’s most recent engagements include Remove Shoes Before Entering by Michael Ching with Heartland Opera in February 2022, soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah in April 2022, and Micaela in MIOpera’s 2022 production of Carmen.
Madison resides in Carthage, Missouri with her husband, son and daughter. She teaches private voice lessons through her studio which has been growing since she began teaching during her undergraduate education. Several of her students perform regularly in school and local productions. Mrs. King is also an adjunct vocal instructor at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.
Carl Rosenthal Tenor
Praised as “compelling and splendid,” tenor Carl Rosenthal has excelled in a wide range of operatic repertoire, from Mozart heroes Tamino (The Magic Flute) and Ferrando (Così fan tutte) to the more dramatic leading parts of Don José (Carmen) and Rodolfo (La Bohème).
Other career highlights include Alfredo (La Traviata), Ruggero (La Rondine), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and the Celebrant (Bernstein’s MASS). He has performed with a number of professional U.S. regional companies, including MIOpera, MassOpera, Loudoun Lyric Opera, and Franklin Light Opera.
Rosenthal has spent the 2022-2023 season as an Artist-in-Residence with Dayton Opera. He sang Nemorino (The Elixir of Love) and King Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors) with the company in the fall, and he joined Dayton Philharmonic as Tenor Soloist in Handel’s Messiah in December. This spring, he will perform Froh (Das Rheingold) and participate in Who Wants to be an Opera Star?, a touring production aimed at attracting a new generation of opera lovers.
Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Rosenthal holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. He worked as a mathematics teacher in New York City before pursuing a career in classical music. He currently studies with baritone John Koch.