Anne Arenstein previews Cincinnati Opera’s production of La Calisto, the first baroque opera they’ve presented. Joining Anne are David Bates (director), Andrew Garland (baritone) and Nathalie Paulin (soprano).
Cincinnati Opera is preparing for its first production of Silent Night, based on the movie Joyeux Noel, recounting the story of WWI soldiers celebrating Christmas together in the midst of battle. Composer Kevin Puts tells our Anne Arenstein about this story and how he went about writing this, his first opera.
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 Cincinnati Opera, starting off with Carmen. Evans Mirageas, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Opera, joins us to share highlights of this season's offerings.
The Cincinnati Opera concludes its 2013 summer festival with the classic Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. Anne Arenstein learns more about this production from three of its stars: Latonia Moore (Aida), Michelle DeYoung (Amneris), and Gordon Hawkins (Amonasro).