Chorus master Henri Venanzi has been with Cincinnati Opera for the past 45 seasons. Listen as he reflects on his career working with some of the great singers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
“Whether you are new to Wagner or have spent your life immersed in his world, Der Fliegende Holländer works its magic by giving you new ways to dream.” Fred Plotkin, opera expert and author of Opera 101, on Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.
Violetta Valéry—her name is elegance itself. Roger Pines, dramaturg of Lyric Opera of Chicago, writes about La Traviata’s beloved heroin.
Join Evans Mirageas as he interviews Norah Amsellem, acclaimed international opera singer. Amsellem starred as Violetta in our 2018 production of La Traviata.
The curtain has yet to rise, but Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 season is well underway. About two dozen singers arrived earlier this month for their first rehearsals. Cincinnati writer Cindy Starr sits in on chorus rehearsal for La Traviata.
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 compositions, 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 Starr 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.