Music Camp Faculty
Rose Guccione - Voice
Rose Guccione is a professional opera singer who is principally known for performances in works by Giuseppe Verdi, including the title role in Aïda, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Leonora in La forza del destino, and Leonora in Il trovatore. Her Aïda was a Chicago Tribune Critic's Choice which declared her “the genuine article of Verdi singers” and further exclaimed “Guccione's voice was simply magnificent from top to bottom, beautifully nuanced in all dynamic ranges.”
Rose is also passionate about comedy. At the Second City Training Center, Rose completed “Comedic Songwriting” with Mike Descoteaux, Improv Intensives with Bina Martin and Writing Intensives with Ed Ferrara. While at SCTC, she performed in Running Wild! – the musical improv show directed by Joe Latessa at Donny’s Skybox Theatre. Rose is a graduate of Josephine Forsberg’s Players Workshop Original Improv Program and Acting Academy for Improvisors. As an ensemble member, Rose composed music, wrote and performed sketch comedy and directed with Salsation Theatre Company.
Rose is on the voice faculty at Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago, and is a teaching artist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago OperaKids program. Rose is currently in the Honors Program at Northeastern Illinois University where she has received several scholarships and awards, including the Ruth Hanna Scholarship, Music Talent Scholarship, Honors Scholarship and High Academic Achievement Award. As owner of OperaGram.com®, Rose was generously featured in the Chicago Tribune, and on NBC5 News Today and the John Landecker Show on WLS 890 AM.
Devvora Papatheodorou - Piano