Each show takes us behind the scenes to reveal that the artists who transport us as performers are still humans, with all their faults and foibles. In Ariadne auf Naxos, librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal and composer Richard Strauss go one step further, by poking gentle fun at themselves as well as their characters.
For anyone, anywhere, who sees this opera, there is a spark of recognition in the longing to be loved that each character reveals.
The classic story of the “star-cross’d lovers” has inspired artists across the spectrum of creative imagination, from orchestral fantasies to ﬁlm, ballet, and the Broadway stage
Inspired by his experience as a summer trainee at Cincinnati Opera, Sam Kerns founded a nationally certified Teen Opera Council at his school, School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). “Opera gave me so much, and bringing it to my peers was the least I could do.”
Known for his booming voice and his larger-than-life stage presence, bass Morris Robinson took on a decidedly different sort of role with Cincinnati Opera when he was named Artistic Advisor to the company.