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April 2015

The Ricky Ian Gordon Songbook: An Evening of Song with the Composer at the Piano

April 16 @ 7:00 pm
Mayerson Theater, School for the Creative and Performing Arts,
108 West Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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One of the most in-demand composers of our time, Ricky Ian Gordon has won numerous awards for his operas, art songs, and musical theater works. This summer, Cincinnati Opera presents the world premiere of his latest opera, Morning Star (June 30-July 19), about an immigrant family navigating the early 20th century in New York’s Lower East Side. In anticipation of this event, you’re invited to an evening of music and conversation featuring guest singers and Mr. Gordon at the piano.…

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FREE. Reservations required.

World Voice Day

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Presidents’ Garret, Corbett Opera Center,
1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Inviting all amateur and professional singers! In recognition of the 2015 World Voice Day, Cincinnati Opera and UC Health are pleased to present “An Arts-as-Medicine Approach to the Voice,” featuring presentations by vocal health experts, doctors, and opera professionals. Presented as part of Cincinnati Opera’s Voice Health Partnership with the UC Health Performance and Professional Voice Center. FREE, but registrations are required. To register, contact Angie Keith by April 16 at (513) 475-8255 or angie.keith@uchealth.com.

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!

April 18 @ 6:30 pm
To Be Announced,

Join us for a night of sweet surprises with fellow opera lovers! First, small groups of friends old and new will enjoy dinner, drinks, and sparkling conversation in some of the area’s most beautiful and unique homes. Then, everyone will gather for a finale of desserts and entertainment at a secret but centrally-located spot. All proceeds benefit Cincinnati Opera. 6:30 p.m. • Dinner at mystery host’s home 9:00 p.m. • Meet for desserts, drinks, and entertainment You will be notified…

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FREE

Through Laughter and Pain: A Journey from DON PASQUALE to IL TROVATORE and Back

April 29 @ 7:00 pm
Corbett Tower in Music Hall,
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Created only a decade apart—-Don Pasquale saw its first performance in 1843, and Il Trovatore premiered in 1853—-these two masterworks offer examples of the theatrical range of Italian opera. One is a cheeky comedy and the other a dark drama, but both feature winning melodies. Opera stage director Omer Ben-Seadia offers her insights. Featuring guest singers. Tickets available April 10. To reserve, contact the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742.

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May 2015

Back to the Zoo

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wings of Wonder Theater at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden,
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220 United States
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For one night this summer, Cincinnati Opera returns to its first home, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where performances were held from 1920 through 1971. Come relive the magic of the Zoo Opera days with hosts Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, and Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, along with a colorful cast of characters. FREE, but reservations are required. Tickets will be available on April 13. 6:00 p.m.…

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June 2015
FREE

Opera in the Park

June 7
Washington Park,
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Join us  as we kick off the season with a magical evening of music in Washington Park. This free outdoor concert for the community, just across the street from Music Hall, will feature a selection of opera and musical theater favorites performed by stars from the 2015 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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Il Trovatore

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Music Hall,
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Verdi’s suspenseful tale of star-crossed love and bitter vengeance has entranced audiences with some of the most memorable tunes in all of opera for over 150 years. Our production is brought to life by an outstanding cast, including Stephen Powell, who brings his “rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship” (Wall Street Journal) to the role of the Count di Luna. Tenor Russell Thomas’s “sizeable” voice (The New York Times) will enliven the role of Manrico. Leonora will be…

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Il Trovatore

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Music Hall,
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Verdi’s suspenseful tale of star-crossed love and bitter vengeance has entranced audiences with some of the most memorable tunes in all of opera for over 150 years. Our production is brought to life by an outstanding cast, including Stephen Powell, who brings his “rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship” (Wall Street Journal) to the role of the Count di Luna. Tenor Russell Thomas’s “sizeable” voice (The New York Times) will enliven the role of Manrico. Leonora will be…

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Morning Star

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
SCPA’s Corbett Theater,
108 West Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Adapted from Sylvia Regan’s 1940 play, Morning Star follows the Feldermans, a family of Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City, during the early twentieth century. Their struggles epitomize the immigrant experience as they encounter the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, the Great Depression, and the labor movement. Through their journey, the opera addresses with humor and humanity such issues as political ideology, race, religion, and identity. Soprano Twyla Robinson will star in the world…

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July 2015

Morning Star

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
SCPA’s Corbett Theater,
108 West Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Adapted from Sylvia Regan’s 1940 play, Morning Star follows the Feldermans, a family of Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City, during the early twentieth century. Their struggles epitomize the immigrant experience as they encounter the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, the Great Depression, and the labor movement. Through their journey, the opera addresses with humor and humanity such issues as political ideology, race, religion, and identity. Soprano Twyla Robinson will star in the world…

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