Planning Your Visit

Summer Festival Performance Venues

Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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SCPA’s Corbett Theater
The Erich Kunzel Center for Arts & Education
108 West Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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We also perform and present events throughout the year at various venues around the city. Please visit In the Community for details.

Patro­n Amenities

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English translations are projected above the stage for every performance.

Opera Insights Pre-Performance Lectures
Overviews and insights into the evening’s opera are presented by The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director Evans Mirageas or Managing Director Chris Milligan. Opera Insights take place one hour prior to the performance (evening performances: 6:30 p.m.; matinees: 2 p.m.). Admission is FREE to all ticket holders.

Late Seating
Performances begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. for evening events, and 3 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Latecomers must wait to be seated until the appropriate interval.

Taxi Service
For Music Hall performances, taxi service may be reserved by placing a request before the show or during intermission with the concierge in the Music Hall coat room. For SCPA performances, please inquire with event personnel.

Opera Is Accessible
Assistive listening devices and audio description are available at the Music Hall coat room. (We apologize, but these services are not available at SCPA.) Accessible seating is available by calling (513) 241-2742. Passenger elevators are located at both Music Hall and SCPA.

Urgent Messages
For Music Hall performances only, you may reach a patron during a performance, call (513) 744-3270 (coat room) or (513) 744-3240 (security desk) and leave a message. The patron will be contacted at the earliest opportunity. Important advice: Please leave your section, row, and seat number(s) with anyone who may need to contact you.

Preferred Hotel
Cincinnati Opera recommends the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. Cincinnati Opera patrons are eligible to receive a special rate, based on availability. Click here for details.


Snack Time
At Music Hall, a selection of snacks is available at the North Lobby bar. At SCPA, bar service and snacks will also be available in the lobby.

Follow these links for detailed lists of a Cincinnati restaurants, cafes, and bars:



Preferred Restaurants
The following restaurants are preferred restaurants that accept Cincinnati Opera’s 2015 Delizioso Card.

The Delizioso Card is gifted to Cincinnati Opera donors of $150 and above. Card-holders receive special discounts to area restaurants throughout the Opera’s summer festival season. For more information about donor benefits or to make a donation to Cincinnati Opera, click here.

For businesses interested in more information about participating in the Delizioso card program, please contact Michelle Devine at (513) 768-5565 or