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Highlights from Cincinnati Opera
Highlights from Cincinnati Opera's CARMEN
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Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera
Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera's GALILEO GALILEI
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Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Opera's MADAME BUTTERFLY - "Suzuki's Props"
DATE: 2014/07/26::
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Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Opera's CARMEN - "Kids of Carmen"
DATE: 2014/06/18::
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Cincinnati Opera presents DON GIOVANNI - Trailer
Cincinnati Opera presents DON GIOVANNI - Trailer
DATE: 2013/06/10::
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Cincinnati Opera and Stacey Rishoi as "Carmen"
Cincinnati Opera and Stacey Rishoi as "Carmen"
DATE: 2014/06/10::
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Cincinnati Opera at the Zoo
Cincinnati Opera at the Zoo
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Highlights from Cincinnati Opera
Highlights from Cincinnati Opera's LA CALISTO
DATE: 2014/07/18::
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Surprise singing by Cincinnati Opera "La Traviata" stars Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello
Surprise singing by Cincinnati Opera "La Traviata" stars Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello
DATE: 2012/07/23::
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Coming June 2015: MORNING STAR World Premiere at Cincinnati Opera
Coming June 2015: MORNING STAR World Premiere at Cincinnati Opera
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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Behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Opera
Behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Opera
DATE: 2014/06/12::
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Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera
Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera's 'Rigoletto'
DATE: 2011/06/13::
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Watch as mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung becomes Amneris for Cincinnati Opera
Watch as mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung becomes Amneris for Cincinnati Opera's AIDA
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Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Opera's Carmen in 15 seconds - Pretty
DATE: 2014/05/12::
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From the dress rehearsal: Photos of Cincinnati Opera
From the dress rehearsal: Photos of Cincinnati Opera's CARMEN
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"Oh Lawd, I
"Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way" - Cincinnati Opera presents The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess"
DATE: 2012/07/03::
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Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera
Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera's CARMEN
DATE: 2014/06/06::
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Trailer - Cincinnati Opera presents The Gershwins
Trailer - Cincinnati Opera presents The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess"
DATE: 2012/07/03::
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Cincinnati Opera "Morning Star" composer Ricky Ian Gordon
Cincinnati Opera "Morning Star" composer Ricky Ian Gordon
DATE: 2014/05/08::
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Cincinnati
Cincinnati's Opera ¨Nanita¨
DATE: 2009/04/30::
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Cincinnati Opera presents "Aida"
Cincinnati Opera presents "Aida"
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Cincinnati Opera and The Cincinnati Zoo together again 2011!
Cincinnati Opera and The Cincinnati Zoo together again 2011!
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Sopranos Brillan en Cincinnati Opera 2009
Sopranos Brillan en Cincinnati Opera 2009
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Cincinnati Opera and MYCincinnati present "Carmen Redux"
Cincinnati Opera and MYCincinnati present "Carmen Redux"
DATE: 2014/04/10::
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Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Opera's SILENT NIGHT - "The Chorus"
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Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Opera's LA CALISTO - "The Cast Explains..."
DATE: 2014/07/23::
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Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera
Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER
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Evans Mirageas previews Cincinnati Opera
Evans Mirageas previews Cincinnati Opera's "La Traviata"
DATE: 2012/07/19::
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Retired police horse makes stage debut in Cincinnati Opera
Retired police horse makes stage debut in Cincinnati Opera's AIDA
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Cincinnati Opera presents
Cincinnati Opera presents 'A Flowering Tree'
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Cincinnati Opera - Adrienne Danrich "We Shall Behold Him"
Cincinnati Opera - Adrienne Danrich "We Shall Behold Him"
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Cincinnati Opera. World Class. Every Summer.
Cincinnati Opera. World Class. Every Summer.
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Highlights from Cincinnati Opera
Highlights from Cincinnati Opera's SILENT NIGHT
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Scenes from Cincinnati Opera
Scenes from Cincinnati Opera's "La Traviata"
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Cincinnati Opera turns Katherine Nero into
Cincinnati Opera turns Katherine Nero into 'Carmen'
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Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera
Behind the scenes of Cincinnati Opera's 'A Flowering Tree'
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Ailyn Pérez conquista Cincinnati Opera 2010
Ailyn Pérez conquista Cincinnati Opera 2010
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Preview of Cincinnati Opera
Preview of Cincinnati Opera's 90th Anniversary Production of "Die Meistersinger"
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Profile: Cincinnati Opera performer Dan Okulitch
Profile: Cincinnati Opera performer Dan Okulitch
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Cincinnati Opera - Nixon in China
Cincinnati Opera - Nixon in China
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Cincinnati Opera | Paycor Client Testimonial
Cincinnati Opera | Paycor Client Testimonial
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So Cincinnati: Cincinnati Opera
So Cincinnati: Cincinnati Opera
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Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Opera's 2012 "Pagliacci" and "Gianni Schicchi"
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Behind the Scenes of the Cincinnati Opera
Behind the Scenes of the Cincinnati Opera
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A Sneak Peek at Cincinnati Opera
A Sneak Peek at Cincinnati Opera's Florencia en el Amazonas
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Cincinnati Opera History - Placido Domingo
Cincinnati Opera History - Placido Domingo
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Cincinnati Opera - Die Meistersinger
Cincinnati Opera - Die Meistersinger
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A Sneak Peek of Cincinnati Opera
A Sneak Peek of Cincinnati Opera's Madame Butterfly
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An Inside Look at Cincinnati Opera
An Inside Look at Cincinnati Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor
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Sneak Peek at Cincinnati Opera
Sneak Peek at Cincinnati Opera's New "La Traviata"
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Cincinnati Music Hall, the home of Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Opera is an American opera company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and the second oldest opera company in the United States (after the New York Metropolitan Opera).[1] Beginning with its first season in 1920, Cincinnati Opera has produced operas in the summer months of June and July with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's providing orchestral accompaniment.

History[edit]

The company, originally named Cincinnati Opera Association, gave its first performance, Flotow's Martha, on Sunday, June 27, 1920. During its early years, the company was under the direction of Ralph Lyford, an American composer and conductor whose single opera Castle Agrazant would receive its world premiere at Cincinnati Music Hall on April 29, 1926, following Lyford's departure from Cincinnati Opera in 1925.[2]

Andrew Foldi as Dr. Dulcamara and Bruce Cooper as his assistant Cochise in Act 1, Scene 2 of Cincinnati Opera's 1968 "Wild West" production of L'elisir d'amore directed by James de Blasis.

For most of its first fifty years, Cincinnati Opera's performances were held at the Cincinnati Zoo Pavilion. During that time, many prominent singers appeared in the company's productions including Plácido Domingo, Beverly Sills, Norman Treigle, Sherrill Milnes, Montserrat Caballé, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, Roberta Peters, Shirley Verrett, Lawrence Tibbett, Richard Tucker, Martina Arroyo, James Morris, Elinor Ross and Barbara Daniels. In 1972, Cincinnati Opera moved its performance base to the newly renovated Cincinnati Music Hall.[3]

The Opera under James de Blasis[edit]

James de Blasis became the company's Resident Stage Director in 1968. He then served as its General Director from 1973 to 1987. In 1988 he became its Artistic Director, a post which he held until 1996.

Under his tenure, the company produced rare operas such as Franco Alfano's Risurrezione in 1983 and Weinberger's Schwanda the Bagpiper in 1986. It also added musicals to its repertory in an effort to broaden its audience base. One of the highlights of the de Blasis era was a new interpretation of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore which changed the setting from the Basque region of Spain in the 1820s to the "Wild West" of late 19th century Texas. The production was filmed by PBS and nationally televised in 1968.

The company under Nicholas Muni[edit]

In 1996, the internationally known stage director Nicholas Muni succeeded James de Blasis as Artistic Director of the company. Under his leadership Cincinnati Opera further enlarged its repertory with many company premieres outside the standard repertory including Janáček's Jenůfa, Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, Schoenberg's Erwartung, Heggie's Dead Man Walking, Strauss' Elektra, Poulenc's La Voix Humaine, Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis, and the U.S. premiere of Peter Bengtson's The Maids.[4] The company also performed its first mainstage commission, Richard Danielpour's Margaret Garner (co-commissioned with Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera Company of Philadelphia). The Cincinnati performances coincided with the opening of Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and starred Denyce Graves in the title role.

The company under Evans Mirageas[edit]

In 2006, Evans Mirageas, an influential casting director and former head of Decca's Artists & Repertoire division, became Cincinnati Opera's new Artistic Director. Following his first season with the company, Opera News magazine listed him as one of the "25 Most Powerful Names in U.S. Opera".[5]

The 2008 Summer Festival, the first to be fully programmed by Mirageas, included the French version of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor plus the company premiere of Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas. The company's 2009 season featured four operas set in Spain: Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Carlo, Carmen, and the regional premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar. The 2010 season presented a 90th Anniversary Gala Concert, featuring, among others, guest hosts Ryan Seacrest and Sherrill Milnes and singers Maria Luigia Borsi, Angela Brown, Christine Brewer, Denyce Graves, and Richard Leech. Following in 2011 was John Adams's A Flowering Tree, while the 2012 season offered the company's first performances of Porgy and Bess and Piazzolla's María de Buenos Aires.

In 2012 Evans Mirageas announced an expansion Cincinnati Opera's season to "festival" format featuring grand opera performances in Music Hall; lectures, films, and recitals in Memorial Hall; outdoor concerts in Washington Park; and small-scale productions in the 750-seat Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Performances in the Corbett Theater have included Glass's Galileo Galilei (2013) and Francesco Cavalli's 1651 opera La Calisto (2014).

Kevin Puts's Silent Night, recipient of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music was presented by the company in 2014. In 2015, operas outside the standard repertoire include the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and William M. Hoffman's Morning Star.[6][7]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Salzman (2 July 1961)
  2. ^ Hipsher (1927) p. 306
  3. ^ Winternitz & Bellman, p. 190
  4. ^ Gelfand (1 October 2004)
  5. ^ Driscoll and Kellow (August 2006)
  6. ^ "A first in 50 years, Opera to premiere Morning Star"
  7. ^ 2015 Season|Cincinnati Opera

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