100th Anniversary Programs


Back to the Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
September 18, 2019
The 10th annual free, family-friendly program of opera and musical theater favorites at Cincinnati Opera’s first home

Sponsored by The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation

Stephen Costello in Recital

Memorial Hall
October 29, 2019
An evening of bel canto opera arias in concert sung by Metropolitan Opera regular Stephen Costello

Sponsored by The Peter G. Courlas & Nicholas Tsimaras Fund

Opera Gala

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
November 23, 2019

A celebration of Cincinnati Opera’s longtime general director and CEO, Patty Beggs

In Harmony

Summer 2020
A 100-voice community chorus, recruited from 10 diverse organizations, coming together to perform a series of concerts

Sponsored by Opera America Innovation Grant

Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

Taft Theatre
April 2020

Co-presented with the Contemporary Arts Center, the regional premiere of Bryce Dessner’s latest work is a reflection on Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial 1990 Cincinnati exhibition

Opera For All

Music Hall
June 14, 2020

A free Music Hall Open House featuring performances and activities for the whole family

Opera in the Park

Washington Park
June 14, 2020

Our annual free outdoor concert performed by stars of the 2020 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Sponsored by Western & Southern

100th Anniversary Ball

Music Hall Ballroom
June 18, 2020

A celebratory black-tie dinner prior to the season-opening performance of The Barber of Seville, followed by a post-performance event

Fierce Grace: Jeannette Rankin

July 17, 2020
A song-cycle about the first woman elected to Congress, by composers Kitty Brazelton, Laura Kaminsky, Laura Karpman, and Ellen Reid, with text by Kimberly Reed

Sponsored by OPERA America