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Corbett Foundation's Final Gift Goes to CCM's Opera Department

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 6, 2014
In August, the Corbett Foundation announced it was closing shop, ending one of the city's most generous streams of philanthropy. It turns out that there was still one more gift in the hopper.
On Tuesday, The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music's J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera received the final award of $1 million, a gift that will provide additional support...  

Dance: ZviDance/Dabke

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“I was born and raised in northern Israel,” says ZviDance founder Zvi Gotheiner, whose modern dance company appears this weekend for the second time in Cincinnati as part of ZviDance/Dabke, presented by Contemporary Dance Theater.   

REVIEW: concert:nova's 'Gothic Halloween'

c:n's spooky show continues on Oct. 27

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 23, 2014
Before Anne Rice and Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe set the standard for gothic creepiness. He's the inspiration for Gothic Halloween, a terrific program of music and Poe's classic stories guaranteed to chill the blood temperatures to appropriate Halloween levels, performed with wicked glee by the adventurous ensemble concert:nova. It's an evening of music from the dark side seamlessly interwoven w...  

Onstage: The Theresienstadt Opera Project

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Cincinnati Chamber Opera presents two works performed in Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp outside of Prague where Jewish artists, composers, musicians and writers were interred until they were shipped to death camps.   

Duo Igudesman & Joo Keep Audiences Laughing All the Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Igudesman and Joo appeared with the world’s leading orchestras, creating musical mayhem with renowned artists such as Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, John Malkovich and Sir Roger Moore.  

Onstage: NANOWorks Day of the Dead

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 14, 2014
North American New Opera Workshop (NANOWorks) continues to challenge traditional ideas of opera as it kicks off its new season with the first two parts of Daniel Felsenfeld’s triptych, She, After.   

Music: Debussy + Dvorák

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
In 1994, Kazem Abdullah played clarinet in the Cincinnati Youth Symphony. Twenty years later, the CCM graduate and current music director for the city of Aachen, Germany, returns to Cincinnati for his Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut — as a conductor.   

All Sewn Up: Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young, Design Divas

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
No costume challenge is too daunting for two local design divas Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young.

Opera Scores a Triple Play

Three chamber companies cover early, standard and new operas

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Since 2012, opera has been turning up at The Famous Neons Unplugged, the Arts Center at Dunham, Westwood Presbyterian Church and beyond. Three companies with tiny staffs and huge ambitions demonstrate the art form’s enormous range and potential...  
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REVIEW: Cincinnati Opera's 'La Calisto'

Continues through July 27 at SCPA

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Don't walk. Run to the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) to catch the remaining performances of La Calisto, an opera composed in 1653 that's equal parts romance and raunch, performed by a superb cast of singers, instrumentalists and dancers who are all clearly having a wonderful time.
Composer Franceso Cavalli was savvy enough to take opera out of palaces and into public the...