In addition to a successful career as an attorney and the president of a military contract manufacturing firm, Edward Reicin has an extensive background as a professional opera singer. Edward Reicin is classified as a bass opera singer and has filled iconic roles, such as the Bonze in Madame Butterfly and Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata.
First performed in Venice during the mid-1800s, La Traviata is a three-act opera usually sung in Italian. The opera was composed by Giuseppe Verdi at the height of his career. Verdi became inspired to write the opera after seeing Alexander Dumas’ play, The Lady of the Camellias, in Paris.
The story centers on a young woman, Violetta, who is in a controversial relationship with a man from a well-heeled family. The tragic love story remains popular with modern audiences and has been translated into film and played on the small screen. Most recently, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City included La Traviata in its 2019/2020 season.
With a bachelor's and a juris doctor from the University of Illinois, Edward Reicin is an experienced attorney and executive working in the Chicago area. Edward Reicin also established and continues to support a free legal clinic for the Near North Family Guidance Center, a nonprofit providing legal services for disadvantaged families.
Pro bono legal service providers are essential for ensuring that the most vulnerable members of society have equitable access to the legal system.
Every year, millions of people in desperate need of legal services find themselves unable to afford representation. Fortunately, legal aid clinics can be of service in these times of crisis. For instance, some people may be fleeing abusive partners and need support in obtaining protective orders or sorting out custody issues, while others may be immigrants of limited means who must navigate a complex legal system to keep their immigration status.
In response to the growing student loan crisis, many pro bono programs have also expanded their services to include consultation on repayment or discharge options for low-income borrowers. Some organizations focus on aiding the wrongfully convicted and provide free representation for people carrying out jail sentences for crimes they did not commit.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Edward Reicin is a former trial lawyer and the recipient of the Lawyer of the Year award from the Illinois Secretaries Association. An experienced business executive, Edward Reicin oversees manufacturing and sales operations at MPC Containment International, Ltd and its affiliated company, M. Putterman & Co. in his role as president. Mr. Reicin is also an accomplished opera singer and has performed with the Israel Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI).
Based in New York, New York, the IVAI operates as a non-profit organization that seeks to discover and train talented young opera singers around the globe. The IVAI provides intensive summer training programs in several countries around the world.
The international summer programs offered by the IVAI vary in length and take place in different locations. This program provides intensive training in several areas, including dictation and languages, vocal technique, and interpretation and style. These programs also provide an opportunity to perform at concerts, opera productions that are fully staged, and public master classes. To be admitted into the summer program, a live or recorded audition is required and strict admission criteria must be met.