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Christmas Holidays with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2004
With Christmas just a few days away, perhaps you're seeking the perfect last-minute stocking stuffer. Or perhaps you're a few days late in your CityBeat reading and the holiday is over, but you   

Carolfest

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 24, 2004
The holidays are all about music, and you should find your way to a venue for a holiday concert to round out your entertainment choices this season. Singing carols is a core activity, and the May Fes  

Mozart's LE NOZZE DE FIGARO

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
So the rich guy goes after his employee's fiancée, only to be outwitted by some smart blue-collar folks and a vindictive spouse. Sound like a story for a film you might like to see? Well, it's n  

Lara St. John blows out the cobwebs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2004
In case you haven't been paying attention to the world of Classical music, marketing and sex appeal have crept into this once stodgy art form. LARA ST. JOHN has done an especially good job of bl  

CSO entices younger fans

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2004
If you're a regular CityBeat reader, you're in the sights of many of Cincinnati's purveyors of Classical music. Since their audiences are "graying," they want to entice a younger demographic   

K.D. Lang takes a drag off the Pops

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Don't think that, just because summer's almost here, the Classical Music scene takes a break. In fact, this is one of the best seasons of the year for some fine tunes. The CINCINNATI OPERA will be h  

May Festival gets ready to sing

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
If you haven't ever experienced the power of 150 voices singing in unison, you'll want to snag a couple of tickets now for the upcoming MAY FESTIVAL concerts, May 21-29. This year marks the 25th an  

Opera crosses the boundaries of ethics

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2004
One way that the Cincinnati Opera connects with broader audiences is by staging periodic Opera Rap programs on subjects that aren't exactly operatic, although one Sunday promises to be dramatic:  

Jerry Springer springboards as basis for opera

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2004
My colleagues in CityBeat's news section pay attention to him, but you don't read much about former newscaster and aspiring politician Jerry Springer in these pages. However, it's worth noting that  

Opera probes the genre of romantic comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Operas aren't always tragic. Case in point: DIE OPERNPROBE, on view at UC's College-Conservatory of Music this weekend (in the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center), is a comic opera about rehearsing an oper  

Mozart's comic opera finds its way into the 1960s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Mozart wrote his comic opera, COSÌ FAN TUTTE ('All Women Are Like That') in 1790, but don't be thinking a production of it will of necessity be stuffy or old-fashioned. Mozart's brilliant  

CCM pays tribute to 'The Good Soldier Schweik'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
The opera stars (no pun intended) have aligned early in the year to provide a bounty of choice for local fans who usually have to wait for summertime and the Cincinnati Opera to satisfy their needs  

CSO heightened its image around the world

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2003
During 2003 the CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (CSO) expand its positive image with well-reviewed concerts at New York City's Carnegie Hall in late March and additional East Coast cities in early A  

Happy Holidays from the Pops

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2003
If you're planning to attend the BOAR'S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL in early January at Christ Church Cathedral, you need to make your move on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the downtown church (  

Mari Lunde Thomas delivers a sister act

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2003
This weekend offers an alternative to shopping and football in the form of a "sister act," with MARI LUNDE THOMAS, the concertmistress of the KENTUCKY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducting and performing as