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Hearts and Flowers: The Tragic Beauty of “Madame Butterfly”

Hearts and Flowers: The Tragic Beauty of “Madame Butterfly”

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every year, Cincinnati Opera presents a diverse series of informative and entertaining Opera Raps lectures in the months leading up to its summer performance season. These community programs are created to enlighten and engage opera devotees and newcomers alike, and feature an array of guest speakers leading conversations on topics related to Cincinnati Opera’s 2014 […]

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Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cincinnati Opera invites you to learn about one of the most popular stage works in the world—Bizet’s Carmen. With its bounty of well-known melodies, vivid characterizations, and a glimpse of life in 19th-century Seville, Carmen is one of opera’s true blockbusters. Cincinnati Opera Managing Director Chris Milligan shares the story of how Carmen came to […]

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The Met Live in HD La Bohème

The Met Live in HD La Bohème

April 5 @ 12:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Click here for select area locations.

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All Quiet

All Quiet

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

While many countries suffered great losses in the First World War, much of the protracted trench warfare took place in France, causing destruction of both the countryside and its population. In memory of all who gave their lives and for those who were children at the time, the Cincinnati Boychoir will sing several great works […]

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The Met Live in HD La Bohème

The Met Live in HD La Bohème

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Click here for select area locations.

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All Quiet

All Quiet

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

While many countries suffered great losses in the First World War, much of the protracted trench warfare took place in France, causing destruction of both the countryside and its population. In memory of all who gave their lives and for those who were children at the time, the Cincinnati Boychoir will sing several great works […]

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All Quiet

All Quiet

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

While many countries suffered great losses in the First World War, much of the protracted trench warfare took place in France, causing destruction of both the countryside and its population. In memory of all who gave their lives and for those who were children at the time, the Cincinnati Boychoir will sing several great works […]

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Super Casting Call

Super Casting Call

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cincinnati Opera announces an open casting call for supernumerary roles during the company’s 2014 Summer Festival. An information and casting session is scheduled for Monday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Rehearsal Hall at Music Hall. Participants should enter Music Hall through the Central Parkway entrance. Cincinnati Opera seeks applicants for the following […]

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World Voice Day

World Voice Day

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

In recognition of the 2014 World Voice Day, Cincinnati Opera and UC Health are pleased to present “A Mind & Body Approach to the Voice,” featuring presentations by vocal health experts, doctors, and opera professionals. FREE, but reservations are required. To reserve, contact Angie Keith by April 16 at (513) 475-8255 or email angie.keith@uchealth.com.

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Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cincinnati Opera invites you to learn about one of the most popular stage works in the world—Bizet’s Carmen. With its bounty of well-known melodies, vivid characterizations, and a glimpse of life in 19th-century Seville, Carmen is one of opera’s true blockbusters. Cincinnati Opera Managing Director Chris Milligan shares the story of how Carmen came to […]

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Barber and Bernstein

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Barber and Bernstein

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Conductor David Robertson leads an all-American program with Bernstein’s dynamic, jazz-influenced dance episodes from On the Town, Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings, and Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, a masterful rendering for orchestra and piano (played by Orli Shaham) of W.H. Auden’s epic poem about four lonely wartime strangers who spend an evening in a New […]

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The Met Live in HD Così Fan Tutte

The Met Live in HD Così Fan Tutte

April 26 @ 12:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Click here for select area locations.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Barber and Bernstein

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Barber and Bernstein

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Conductor David Robertson leads an all-American program with Bernstein’s dynamic, jazz-influenced dance episodes from On the Town, Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings, and Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, a masterful rendering for orchestra and piano (played by Orli Shaham) of W.H. Auden’s epic poem about four lonely wartime strangers who spend an evening in a New […]

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Vaughan Williams’s “Dona Nobis Pacem”

Vaughan Williams’s “Dona Nobis Pacem”

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The chorus and orchestra of Xavier University present a cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem (“Grant us peace”). Drawing his text from the Roman Catholic Mass, three poems by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and sections of the Bible, Vaughan Williams’s 1936 work was a plea for peace that lamented past wars during […]

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Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cincinnati Opera invites you to learn about one of the most popular stage works in the world—Bizet’s Carmen. With its bounty of well-known melodies, vivid characterizations, and a glimpse of life in 19th-century Seville, Carmen is one of opera’s true blockbusters. Cincinnati Opera Managing Director Chris Milligan shares the story of how Carmen came to […]

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The Met Live in HD Così Fan Tutte Encore

The Met Live in HD Così Fan Tutte Encore

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Click here for select area locations.