opera fusion: new works
Opera Fusion: New Works (OF:NW) is a dynamic partnership between Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Created in 2011 to foster the development of new American operas, OF:NW has grown into a nationally recognized collaboration which is not only advancing in repertoire, but also serving as an inspiring example of a successful joint venture between an educational institution and a professional performing arts organization.
OF:NW offers composers or composer/librettist teams the opportunity to workshop an opera during a 10-day residency in Cincinnati. Residencies utilize the facilities, personnel, and talent of both Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). The workshops are cast with a combination of CCM students and professional artists, and each workshop concludes with a free public presentation of excerpts followed by an audience Q&A session, all of which is streamed online.
Music by Tobias Picker
Libretto by Aryeh Lev Stollman
With music by Tobias Picker and a libretto by Aryeh Lev Stollman, Awakenings tells the true story of Dr. Oliver Sacks’s astounding treatment of survivors of the great sleeping-sickness pandemic, encephalitis lethargica, which swept across the globe in the early twentieth century.
November 1-11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Music Hall’s Wilks Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Tickets: Admission is free, but tickets are required and space is very limited. Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 AM.
Castor and Patience (2019)
Postville: Hometown to the World (2018)
Intimate Apparel (2016)
Some Light Emerges (2016)
Shalimar the Clown (2015)
Meet John Doe (2015)
Great Scott (2014)
Fellow Travelers (2013)
Morning Star (2012)