About Cincinnati Opera

­Fou­n­ded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors, important company debuts, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincin­nati Symphony Orchestra. Today the c­ompany is hailed as Cincinnati’s “prime summer arts festival” attracting a passionate regional audience as well as opera tourists from throughout the U.S. and Canada.­

The 2010 season marked the 90th Summer Festival and the 38th anniversary of Cincinnati Opera’s move to historic Music Hall. The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director Evans Mirageas also marked his fifth anniversary with the company. Considered one of the most talented and respected artistic leaders in the classical music industry today, Mirageas brings to Cincinnati Opera a broad range of experience in both opera and symphonic music, as well as a long history of successful partnerships­ with many of the world’s leading singers and conductors. In August 2006, Opera News named Mirageas one of the 25 Most Powerful Names in U.S. Opera.­

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