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Cincinnati Chamber Opera: Mastering the Art of Collaboration

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Since its first production in 2013, Cincinnati Chamber Opera has carved out its own unique identity among local fledgling opera companies. University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music alums Autumn West and Shawn Mlynek founded Cincinnati Chamber Opera to stage and perform works they wanted to do, especially rarely heard Baroque works by Haydn and Monteverdi.
  

Refreshing a Classic

CCO’s Summermusik: a hot finale and a cool beginning

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
As Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concluded its 40th anniversary season last June, the organization faced significant challenges. In addition to seeking a new music director, the CCO confronted losses in attendance, funding and visibility.
  
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Review: Cincinnati Opera's Turandot

The Opera's 95th season closes Friday

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 27, 2015
Cincinnati Opera winds up its 95th season in truly grand operatic fashion with an opulent production of Puccini’s Turandot. The singing is (mostly) sublime, the spectacle is lavish and all the production elements are executed with stylish precision.
The opera is a fantasy based on a play by the Venetian Carlo Gozzi. Turandot is a Chinese princess be...  
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Review: Cincinnati Opera's Don Pasquale

The production continues Saturday

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 10, 2015
Cincinnati Opera's Don Pasquale was a delight and, so far, the season’s best overall production. Burak Bilgili’s Pasquale and Alexey Lavrov’s Malatesta share the honors for outstanding performances and the entire enchilada (as Peter Schickele would say) was directed by Chuck Hudson, with production elements and costumes built by Arizona Opera. The setting is 1950s Hollywood and Don...  

Onstage: Don Pasquale

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Don Pasquale offers a break from unrequited love, tragedy and death.  
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Review: Morning Star World Premiere

Cincinnati Opera presented debut performance Tuesday night

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Morning Star, the new opera by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist William Hoffman, had its world premiere last night before a near-capacity audience in the School for Creative and Performing Arts’ Corbett Theater. Based on a 1940 play by Sylvia Regan, the story follows a Jewish immigrant family in the early...  

'Morning Star' Rising

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday is the long-anticipated opening of Morning Star, Cincinnati Opera’s first world premiere in more than 50 years.   

Onstage: Morning Star

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Tuesday is the long-anticipated opening of Morning Star, Cincinnati Opera’s first world premiere in more than 50 years.   

Summer Opera Preview

Cincinnati Opera at 95: stepping forward, looking back

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Twenty years ago, I wrote a cover story about Cincinnati Opera’s 75th season and the pending hire of a new artistic director following a multi-year series of self-studies and community forums. Two decades and two artistic directors later, the company has stayed on track, achieving many of its goals and, in notable instances, exceeding them.    

Victoire at Last!

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The acclaimed indie sextet Victoire, headed by composer Missy Mazzoli, makes its Cincinnati debut at the Contemporary Arts Center this week.