Photo: The Marriage of Figaro by Kelly & Massa/Opera Philadelphia

2019 Season

You're invited

We're thrilled to invite you to our 99th Summer Festival, complete with classic masterpieces, comedic charmers, beloved romances, and a moving new work. Whether you're new to opera or a longtime opera lover, join us for our 2019 season, and be moved by the magic of opera.

Subscriptions available fall 2018. Single tickets available spring 2019.

Music Hall

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
June 13 & 15, 2019

Mozart’s masterful cat-and-mouse comedy is presented in a “lavish … dream-like” (The Independent) period production. Featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, a Metropolitan Opera regular, as the Countess.

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Romeo and Juliet

Charles Gounod
June 27 & 29, 2019

Cincinnati Opera favorite Nicole Cabell and Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun sing the roles of the star-crossed lovers in Gounod's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's timeless romantic tragedy.

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porgy and Bess

The Gershwins
July 20, 25, 27 & 28m, 2019

The Gershwins' great American opera is filled with recognizable tunes and a touching story of love and perseverance in adversity. Bass Morris Robinson leads the cast as Porgy alongside Grammy-nominated soprano Talise Trevigne, who sings the role of Bess.


School for Creative and Performing Arts

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Ariadne Auf Naxos

Richard Strauss
July 6, 11, 13 & 14m, 2019

In Strauss's lush comedy, a wealthy gentleman commissions an opera as an after-dinner treat for his guests, but not all goes as planned. Presented at Cincinnati Opera for the first time in over 60 years in a new production.


Music Hall's Wilks Studio

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Blind Injustice

Scott Davenport Richards/David Cote
July 22-27, 2019

In collaboration with the Ohio Innocence Project and the Young Professionals Choral Collective, we're proud to present this moving world premiere opera that draws from the true stories of six exonorees.