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Address: 3000 Central Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2551
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A unique experience

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Brookfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

1 Thank Sandra C
Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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arlington heights, IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is not opera by any stretch of the imagination. They play a record of opera music, and then puppets (admittedly very nice puppets) slide along slots from side to side and make random movements that have nothing to do with the music or the story of the opera. I don't know why anyone would go there a second time.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I had stumbled on the Opera in Focus when I was researching for information about things to see and do after relocating to Lake County. I am not a opera connoisseur but enjoy puppetry and decided to pay a visit. I enjoyed the time spent, and especially so because of the backstage tour at the end of the show. If... More 

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