Cincinnati Opera embarks on its 97th season in June and July 2017 and, in the months leading up to its summer performance season, the company will present a diverse series of Opera Rap lectures and events. These community programs are designed 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 2017 season.
One of the best-known and most beloved operas, Puccini's La Bohème enchants audiences with its soaring melodies, charming characters, and tragic love story. Join us as Cincinnati Opera's Managing Director Chris Milligan explores this masterpiece, from the beginnings of the opera's creation to the many reasons Cincinnati Opera's season-opener should top your summer to-do list.
Join us for a screening of the riveting Julie Taymor film Frida starring Salma Hayek, which depicts the professional and private life of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Prior to the screening, Opera Outbound Manager Kemper Florin will offer a sneak peek into this summer's production of the opera Frida, including a live performance featuring selections from the opera.