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Opera Rap: Wagner and the Myth of The Flying Dutchman with Naomi Lewin

  • The Mercantile Library 414 Walnut Street #1100 Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Cincinnati Opera and the Wagner Society collaborate to present an evening exploring Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Composed in 1843, when Wagner was 30 years old, the opera offers glimpses at what would become his signature operatic style, featuring leitmotifs throughout the work. Join Naomi Lewin, NPR contributor and former WGUC host, for an in-depth look at the life, legend, and controversial legacy of the composer who revolutionized the operatic art form.

Reception at 7:00 PM, program at 7:30 PM. Admission is free for Mercantile Library members, and $10 non-members. Reservations required. Call the Mercantile Library at (513) 621-0717 or email

Naomi Lewin

Naomi Lewin

Earlier Event: April 9
Supernumerary Casting Call
Later Event: April 25
Singers & Spirits: Mezzos & Malbec