Photo: Mark Lyons/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

2018 Season

The Return to Music Hall

It is with great anticipation and excitement that we return home to the beautifully restored Music Hall for our 98th Summer Festival, and we look forward to sharing it with you during another groundbreaking season of world-class opera.

Music Hall | Springer Auditorium

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
June 14, 16, 20 & 22

A magnificent production of Verdi’s masterpiece will mark our return to Music Hall. French soprano Norah Amsellem returns as the Parisian courtesan, Violetta Valéry. 


The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner
July 5 & 7

Wagner’s thrilling take on the legend of a ghost ship doomed to sail the oceans forever, presented in a brand new production. 


Another Brick in the WallThe Opera

Roger Waters/Julien Bilodeau
July 20, 21, 26, 28 & 31

Cincinnati Opera presents the U.S. Premiere of Another Brick in the Wall, a genuine and gripping opera based on the Pink Floyd concept album The Wall. For classical voices and full orchestra.

SCPA | Corbett Theater

The Coronation of Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi
June 21, 23, 26, 28 & July 1

Monteverdi’s 1642 Baroque masterpiece tells a dramatic story of passion and intrigue with some of the most transcendently beautiful music in all of opera. 

Music Hall | Wilks Studio


As One

Laura Kaminsky
July 25, 27, 28 & 30

With two singers and a string quartet, As One is an uplifting coming-of-age story about a transgender woman. Presented in Music Hall's new and intimate Wilks Studio. Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.