The most remarkable thing about this opera is that it tells the stories of six incredible people in their own words. Their voices were silenced for more than 120 years of imprisonment combined. The opera Blind Injustice has not only given them back their voices, but it has done so in a way that will be heard through the rafters of Music Hall and beyond.
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.
Randy Bowman, Principal Flute of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, took a moment to answer our questions about the music from Another Brick in the Wall. Read on to learn about his rock 'n' roll upbringing and the musical inspirations for this epic new opera!
Violetta Valéry—her name is elegance itself. Roger Pines, dramaturg of Lyric Opera of Chicago, writes about La Traviata’s beloved heroin.
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.
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.
Go behind the scenes of our 1930s-inspired La Bohème with scenic and costume designer Isabella Bywater!