At the age of 13, Rufus Wainwright—best known as a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter—listened to opera for the first time and simply fell in love. Listen as Artistic Director Evans Mirageas asks him about his musical inspirations, recent operas, and life as an artist in two seemingly different musical worlds.
Look into her eyes and what do you see? Fearlessness? Fragility? Resilience? Mistrust? Cincinnati writer Cindy Star takes a look behind this season’s portrait of La Traviata by illustrator Tim O’Brien.
“It was uplifting, joyful, and the parking lot was as full as Easter Sunday.” Cincinnati Opera’s Chris Milligan reflects on Opera Goes to Church! at Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church.
An overview of classical radio superstar Naomi Lewin’s lively and clever Opera Rap event at the Mercantile Library.
Want to get acquainted with the text before you attend? Read the full libretto here.
Go behind the scenes of our 1930s-inspired La Bohème with scenic and costume designer Isabella Bywater!
Cincinnati Opera's Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director Evans Mirageas interviews Maestro Louis Langrée of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Langrée conducts his own orchestra in our 2017 production of La Bohème.
Cincinnati Opera's 2017 season opens with one of the most beloved operas of all time, Puccini's La Bohème. Read on for details on the set, cast, ticket-buying tips, and more!
British director Natascha Metherell returns to Cincinnati Opera as our stage director for La Bohème, having been the Assistant Director under Sir Johnathan Miller in our 2010 production of this same opera. Her diverse career has taken here across the world, hitting landmarks like The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Opera di Roma, Staatsoper Berlin, and more. Read on to go backstage, hear about the art of directing, and get a sneak peek at Natascha's vision for this production!
Soprano Nicole Cabell has been a Cincinnati Opera fan favorite since she first graced the stage as the Countess in our 2009 Marriage of Figaro, and her “tone of liquid gold” (Opera News) keeps the audience longing for her next return. We’re thrilled that Nicole will join us once again to sing the charming Mimì in La Bohème! Read on to find out what she’s most looking forward to this summer, and why she keeps coming back to Cincinnati!
Soprano Jessica Rivera made her career collaborating with today's greatest living composers, including John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, and Gabriela Lena Frank. She has performed in multiple new works with Cincinnati Opera, and we're thrilled to welcome her back as Musetta in the timeless La Bohème! Keep reading to hear why Jessica thinks opera can change lives, and how opera has changed hers!
Tenor Sean Panikkar, "one of the stars of his generation" (Opera News), has performed on stages across the world, from the Metropolitan Opera to Teatro alla Scala in Italy. This summer, he'll join us in the Queen City for his Cincinnati Opera debut to sing the dreamer and poet Rodolfo in La Bohème. Read on for the inside scoop on how Sean is preparing for his role, what he thinks of Rodolfo, and how he'll spend his free time in Cincinnati!
An alumna of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Jasmine Habersham is a young artist who has worked with the Cincinnati Opera's Opera Fusion: New Works program on several occasions. This July, we're thrilled that Jasmine will make her Cincinnati Opera mainstage debut in our charming new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Read on to get to know our Papagena!