Media Release: May 25, 2011
Contact: Ashley Tongret, Communications Manager
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CINCINNATI OPERA 2011 SEASON SINGLE TICKETS
ON SALE THURSDAY, MAY 26
Single tickets for Cincinnati Opera’s 2011 Summer Festival will go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at Music Hall, online at www.cincinnatiopera.org, or by calling (513) 241-2742. Ticket prices range from $26 to $165.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2011 Summer Festival runs June 16 through July 31 and features Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto (June 16 & 18), John Adams’s A Flowering Tree (June 30 & July 2), Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (July 14 & 16), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute (July 27, 29 & 31).
by Giuseppe Verdi
June 16 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
A tragic tale of hubris, Verdi’s opera follows the jester Rigoletto’s futile attempts to protect his daughter, Gilda, from the corruption surrounding him at the Duke of Mantua’s court. Cincinnati Opera’s production is transported to Mussolini-era Italy and stars the silver-voiced young soprano Sarah Coburn as Gilda, with Stephen Powell as Rigoletto and Rodrick Dixon as the Duke.
A Flowering Tree
by John Adams
June 30 & July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Based on a folktale from India, celebrated American composer John Adams’s latest opera is “alive with innocence and magic” (The New York Times). Inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A Flowering Tree is the story of a young woman who can transform into a tree, the prince who is enchanted by her beauty, and a love which prevails through destruction and betrayal.
by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
July 16 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky’s wistful 1879 masterpiece Eugene Onegin features superstar baritone Nathan Gunn in his role debut as the dashing young title character. Beautifully rendered vignettes portray a young woman’s awakening to love, Onegin’s arrogant indifference, and his tragically belated realization of the true depth of his feelings for her.
The Magic Flute
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
July 27 & 29 at 7:30 p.m.
July 31 at 3:00 p.m.
Steeped in mysticism and magic, Mozart’s majestic and playful The Magic Flute follows Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue his beloved, the beautiful princess Pamina. With the wily birdcatcher Papageno by his side, Tamino endures trials of heart and mind to prove his worth and win her hand.
Where: Cincinnati Opera Box Office, Corbett Opera Center, Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
When: Beginning Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. The Cincinnati Opera Box Office is open 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
Media Contact: Ashley Tongret, Communications Manager, (513) 768-5526, email@example.com