Cincinnati audiences first heard tenor Marco Panuccio when he sang “O Holy Night” as part of the CSO’s Home for the Holidays program. With the demise of CSO holiday shows, the acclaimed singer steps into the breach, returning to his home base with O Holy Night, an evening of holiday favorites in the resplendent setting of St. Peter in Chains cathedral, accompanied by Carol Walker on piano and Blake Callahan on organ.
The program is a 180-degree shift from Panuccio’s most recent performances in Bologna, Italy, as the electrician in Powder Her Face, the edgy NSFW opera by British composer Thomas Ades. “I’m glad that my performance schedule permitted me to bring this concert home to Cincinnati,” says Panuccio, who performs throughout the U.S. and Europe. “I’ve produced holiday concerts in Portland, Ore., and in other cities and I’m hoping this event fills the void created when Home for the Holidays was discontinued. This is the type of holiday performance that a thriving downtown deserves.” Showtime is 8 p.m. St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. Eighth St., Downtown.
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