Throughout her career, Cori Ellison has been an opera singer, coach, translator, lecturer, and, most notably, dramaturg and all-around opera expert. Listen in as she gives an interview on all things new in opera with Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director Evans Mirageas.
This July, Nathan Keoughan makes his company debut as Pink, the leading role in our U.S. premiere of Another Brick in the Wall. Read on to learn about his life growing up, his high school rock band, his role, and to get an inside look at the show!
“It has yielded an entirely fresh work, elevating music known to millions with a new grandeur.” Jim Farber, who served as Chief Music Critic of the New York Daily News for 25 years, on the new opera inspired by Pink Floyd’s iconic album.
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has made a name for himself performing the Baroque canon, cutting-edge new works, and traditional Japanese kabuki theatre. Listen in as he gives an interview about his diverse career with Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director Evans Mirageas.
“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.
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.
Join Evans Mirageas as he interviews Annalisa Pappano, the Artistic Director of Catacoustic Consort. This Cincinnati-based early music ensemble is featured in our 2018 production of Monteverdi's final opera The Coronation of Poppea (1643).
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.
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.
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 Riveramade 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!