Via Zoom: Soprano Group Tres Belle to Perform at Davenports in Chicago, Oct. 29, 2022

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CHICAGO – In this spooky season of Halloween, why not get “Bewitched” by three women Sopranos, under the group name Tres Belle. Marisa Buchheit, Kimberly Jones and Kirsten Leslie will perform an eclectic set of opera, show tunes, the Great American Songbook and even pop at their appropriately entitled show “Bewitched: A Spooky Night of Song with Tres Belle.” Click BEWITCHED for details and tickets.

Tres Belle are three Soprano singers, all trained in opera, and with music interests in other genres …

Marisa Buchheit earned her Master’s Degree in Opera with Distinction from DePaul University, and has performed as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Venus in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Julie in Carousel, Maria in West Side Story, and Liesl in The Sound of Music. She also represented Illinois in the Miss America pageant in 2014.

Kimberly Eileen Jones is an alum of the Ryan Opera Center with the prestigious Lyric Opera of Chicago. She as performed as Margru in the Anthony Davis’ world premiere of “Amistad,” Despina in “Cosi Fan Tutte,” Princess Xenia in “Boris Godunov” and Clara in “Porgy and Bess.” She has accompanied the Madison Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Rockford Symphony, as well as the Stuttgart and Danish Radio Symphonies in Germany and Copenhagen.

Tres Belle at Davenports Piano Bar and Cabaret
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Kirsten Leslie Karadzhova is a pianist, singer and actress who has performed nationally and internationally. Her repertoire is diverse in opera and musical theater, including roles as Gilda in “Rigoletto,” Rosalinde in “Die Fledermaus,” Carrie in “Carousel” and Maria in “West Side Story.” She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Mozart, Vivaldi and a John Rutter composition, who was also the conductor. She is also half of the Leslie Sister Duo, with her sibling Regina.

In an interview via Zoom with Tres Belle by Patrick McDonald of, the trio talks about their origins and music backgrounds (NOTE: Due to Zoom tech issues, Kimberly Jones is in voiceover) …

Tres Belle … Marisa Buchheit, Kimberly Jones and Kirsten Leslie … will perform at Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago) on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 (8pm), in “Bewitched: A Spooky Night of Song with Tres Belle.” Click link above for details and tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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