Cincinnati Opera

Tuesday, May 19, the Cincinnati Opera returns to its first home, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where performances were held from 1920 through 1971.

The Cincinnati Opera and UC’s College Conservatory of Music Opera Department have announced that Great Scott, a new opera with music by Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking; Moby Dick) and libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Ragtime; Kiss of the Spider Woman) has been selected for their Opera Fusion New Works residency this year. To discuss this opera and the upcoming residency with our Anne Arenstein are Heggie, McNally and Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray; Henry IV)

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). La Calisto will be performed at the School for Creative and Performing Arts for five performances beginning July 17.

Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night"

Jul 4, 2014

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.

An Afternoon at the Opera

Jul 15, 2013
Cincinnati Opera

"Aida" opens July 18

Jul 12, 2013

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).

The Cincinnati Opera will perform the Philip Glass opera, Galileo Galilei, in its new second home, the intimate Corbett Theater at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. Anne Arenstein welcomes in two of the three cast members from this brand-new production: Richard Troxell, and Alexandra Schoeny to talk about the Glass score and performing in the smaller SCPA space.

Cincinnati Opera Season Preview

May 31, 2013

The Cincinnati Opera’s Evans Mirageas joins Anne Arenstein to preview the upcoming opera festival, including the first ever Opera in the Park event on June 9 in Washington Park, as well as their first off-site opera, Galileo Galilei, which will be performed in the School for Creative and Performing Arts’ Corbett Theater.