Cincinnati Opera http://wvxu.org en A preview of the Cincinnati Opera's first production of "La Calisto" http://wvxu.org/post/preview-cincinnati-operas-first-production-la-calisto <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anne </span>Arenstein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> previews </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Opera</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s production of </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/la-calisto/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>La Calisto</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the first baroque opera they’ve presented. Joining Anne are </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">David Bates</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (director), </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Andrew Garland</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (baritone) and </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Nathalie Paulin</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (soprano). </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">La Calisto</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be performed at the </span><a href="http://www.scpak12.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>School for Creative and Performing Arts</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for five performances beginning July 17.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Anne Arenstein 28745 at http://wvxu.org A preview of the Cincinnati Opera's first production of "La Calisto" Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night" http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-operas-next-production-silent-night <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati Opera</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is preparing for its first production of </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/silent-night/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Silent Night</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, based on the movie </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Joyeux Noel</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recounting the story of WWI soldiers celebrating Christmas together in the midst of battle. Composer </span><a href="http://www.kevinputs.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Kevin Puts</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells our Anne Arenstein about this story and how he went about writing this, his first opera.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Anne Arenstein 28495 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night" A preview of the current Cincinnati Opera season with Artistic Director Evans Mirageas http://wvxu.org/post/preview-current-cincinnati-opera-season-artistic-director-evans-mirageas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Spanish beauty spurns her lover; enemy soldiers celebrate Christmas Eve together on the Western Front during WW; a god tries to woo a young maiden; and a geisha falls in love with an American naval officer. It'’s the current season of the <a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.com/"><strong>Cincinnati Opera</strong></a>, starting off with <strong>Carmen</strong>. <a href="http://www.evansmirageas.com"><strong>Evans Mirageas</strong></a>, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of the <strong>Cincinnati Opera</strong>, joins us to share highlights of this season'’s offerings.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 28156 at http://wvxu.org A preview of the current Cincinnati Opera season with Artistic Director Evans Mirageas An Afternoon at the Opera http://wvxu.org/post/afternoon-opera <p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:30:10 +0000 Pete Rightmire 14913 at http://wvxu.org An Afternoon at the Opera "Aida" opens July 18 http://wvxu.org/post/aida-opens-july-18 <p>The <a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/"><strong>Cincinnati Opera</strong></a> concludes its 2013 summer festival with the classic <a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/aida/"><strong>Aida</strong></a> by Giuseppe Verdi. Anne Arenstein learns more about this production from three of its stars: <strong>Latonia Moore</strong> (Aida), <strong>Michelle DeYoung</strong> (Amneris), and <strong>Gordon Hawkins</strong> (Amonasro).</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:32:30 +0000 Anne Arenstein 14718 at http://wvxu.org "Aida" opens July 18