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.”
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!
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!