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.
Anne Arenstein welcomes SCPA and CCM alum Darrell D. Miller, recently featured in Variety as one of the world’s leading entertainment attorneys. He was recently in Cincinnati to talk with students about his local education, practicing entertainment law in Hollywood, and some of his more notable clients, including fellow SCPA grad Rocky Carroll.
Founded in 1973, The School for Creative and Performing Arts provides students with top-notch academic instruction along with pre-professional training in the arts. More high-profile alumni include Sarah Jessica Parker, Carmen Electra, Drew and Nick Lachey. But SCPA graduates perform on TV, Broadway, and in movies, work as producers, editors and make-up artists, and find success in more “traditional” fields, as teachers, accountants, marketers and the like. The School for Creative and Performing Arts Principal, Steven Brokamp, and Artistic Director Dr. Isadore Rudnick join us to discuss the school and its history, as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Jeff Seibert, the grants officer for Cincinnati’s Mayerson Family Foundation, joins our Frank Johnson to talk about their Artistic Excellence Program which includes an artist-in-residence and a master class component, exposing students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts to some of today’s finest artists and performers. Acclaimed saxophonist Jimmy Heath recently conducted a master class which was captured on this YouTube video.