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Music: Opera Fusion presents Morning Star

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Prolific composer Ricky Ian Gordon is in town to oversee workshop performances of Morning Star, his operatic setting of the 1940 film that follows a Russian Jewish immigrant family’s struggle to  

CCM’s Kurt Response

With Kurt Weill Foundation grant and blessing, CCM builds festival celebrating innovative composer

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The 2012-2013 season has no special significance for Kurt Weill, the German-American composer of “September Song,” “Speak Low” and “Mack the Knife.” But it’s a landmark year for the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).  

Music: One City, One Symphony

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 13, 2012
When the CSO wants to celebrate its Music Director Designate Louis Langrée, what better piece than Beethoven’s magnum opus, the mighty Symphony No. 9, known as the Choral? Beethoven embodied his fi  

Arts: Muse: Keep Yo Lamps Burnin

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore joins MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, for “Keep Yo’ Lamps Burnin,” a program of spirituals and original works in the African-American tradition. An aw  

Onstage: Champion

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
“Opera Fusion: New Works” kicks off its second season with Champion, featuring a score by Grammy winning Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and a libretto by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Michael C  

The Stars Align

Constella Festival’s second season kicks off with diverse performances featuring local and international artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Constella Festival embarks on its second season with stats that veteran music organizations would envy: a lineup of world-class performers, growing and diverse audiences and a budget in the black.  

Cincinnati Opera's Embodiment of Tango

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A hybrid of opera, music theater and performance piece, the surreal storyline follows Maria from birth to her arrival in Buenos Aires, where tango seduces her and leads to a life of prostitution. She is murdered and resurrected, becoming the embodiment of tango.
  
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World Choir Games Underway

Opening Ceremony involves welcoming by U.S. officials and lots of singing

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 5, 2012
It was quite the spectacle and in a good way. As I, along with other members of MUSE, approached Great American Ballpark around 4 p.m., there were already hundreds of World Choir Games participants thronging the entrance, and despite the stifling temperature, the excitement was palpable. All the hype about this being an international event was no hype at all. For the first time I can remember...  

Porgy and Bess (Preview)

Cincinnati Opera channels 1930s Charleston in American Classic

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2012
George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess ranks as America’s most famous opera. Its arias and ensembles are firmly ensconced in the American Popular Songbook: “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty o Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Loves You, Porgy.” “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” No other opera comes close except Carmen, and that’s French.  

Love Conquers All

Cincinnati Opera channels 1930s Charleston in American Classic

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess ranks as America’s most famous opera. Its arias and ensembles are firmly ensconced in the American Popular Songbook: “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty o Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Loves You, Porgy.” “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” No other opera comes close except Carmen, and that’s French.