MEDIA RELEASE: September 27, 2011
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CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS OPERA RAP: 2012 SEASON PREVIEW WITH EVANS MIRAGEAS OCTOBER 25 AT MUSIC HALL
Opera Raps Series begins with a preview of the four operas featured during the company’s 92nd Summer Festival.
CINCINNATI—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 2012 Summer Festival (June 14-July 29, 2012).
Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, will present a sneak preview of the 2012 Summer Festival on Tuesday, October 25 at Music Hall. He will be joined by young artists from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, who will perform musical excerpts.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2012 Summer Festival will open with a double bill of Italian one-act operas, pairing Leoncavallo’s tragedy Pagliacci with the comedic charm of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Next, Cincinnati Opera will proudly present its first-ever production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. The season will close with a lavish production of Verdi’s heartbreaking romance La Traviata.
Cincinnati Opera Presents
Opera Rap: 2012 Season Preview
Featured Speaker: Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera
When: Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Corbett Tower, Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: $5 at the door or in advance by calling the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended.
For more information, please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org
Cincinnati Opera Education Sponsors: The Crosset Family Fund, Charles H. Dater Foundation, Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., The William P. Anderson Foundation, and Target. Cincinnati Opera Van Sponsor: The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank Trustee.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2012 Summer Festival will take place June 14 through July 29 and features a double bill of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. The 2012 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.