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Tosca

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Striking visuals are just the beginning of this Tosca
25 Jul 16 / Seen and Heard
'Tosca' a triumph of singing, visual splendor
25 Jul 16 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Fellow Travelers

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 5

At Cincinnati Opera, a gay love story unfolds in the shadows of McCarthy era
13 Jul 16 / Chicago Tribune
New opera documents a sober era in American history
22 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
Fellow Travelers’ delicacy came through in full, and so did its emotional wallop
22 Jun 16 / Opera News
Deeply felt ‘Fellow Travelers’ makes powerful impression
22 Jun 16 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Gay love in the time of McCarthy
21 Jun 16 / New York Times
Fidelio

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Beethoven’s impassioned cry for the rights of man
10 Jul 16 / Seen and Heard
Cincinnati Opera's grim, heroic 'Fidelio' displays commitment to its musical and dramatic meaning
10 Jul 16 / Jay Harvey Upstage
Beethoven's 'Fidelio' rivets in rare outing
9 Jul 16 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Die Fledermaus

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Fledermaus' sparkles in opera's temporary home
19 Jun 16 / Cincinnati Enquirer
A sublime, edgy Die Fledermaus
18 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
Turandot

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Marcy Stonikas is a formidable Turandot, physically and vocally
28 Jul 15 / Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati Opera's "Turandot" great spectacle
28 Jul 15 / Music in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Opera's 'Turandot' a dazzling spectacle
27 Jul 15 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Morning Star

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 6

A bright Morning Star in need of scissors
23 Jul 15 / Seen and Heard
"Morning Star" makes history
4 Jul 15 / Music in Cincinnati
Work and love in early 20th-century urban America are lifted toward grandeur in Cincinnati Opera's world premiere
4 Jul 15 / Jay Harvey Upstage
Chicago-born opera 'Morning Star' shines powerfully
3 Jul 15 / Chicago Tribune
'Morning Star' tuneful but trying
2 Jul 15 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Bravo to Cincinnati Opera and Opera Fusion: New Works for fostering this project
2 Jul 15 / Cincinnati City Beat
Don Pasquale

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Fun, fun, fun
11 Jul 15 / Cincinnati City Beat
Don Pasquale goes to Hollywood
11 Jul 15 / Seen and Heard
Il Trovatore

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Singing central to "Il Trovatore"
21 Jun 15 / Music in Cincinnati
'Il Trovatore' lifted by great singing
20 Jun 15 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Madama Butterfly

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Opera's magical 'Butterfly' soars on star's power
26 Jul 14 / Cincinnati Enquirer
In Cincinnati Opera production, Puccini's opera proves as fresh and affecting as the title-role performance
26 Jul 14 / Jay Harvey Upstage
La Calisto

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 4

It's heavenly...
23 Jul 14 / Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati Opera’s Calisto is stylish baroque venture
22 Jul 14 / Classical Voice North America
Cincinnati Opera's first Baroque opera production ever probes playing around among the Olympians
19 Jul 14 / Jay Harvey Upstage
'Calisto' is a silly, beautiful opera
19 Jul 14 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Silent Night

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 4

In Cincinnati Opera's 'Silent Night,' the poetry is in the pity
19 Jul 14 / Jay Harvey Upstage
A gripping onstage representation of battle
13 Jul 14 / Cincinnati City Beat
Puts' "Silent Night" finds light in the darkness
13 Jul 14 / Music in Cincinnati
Opera's 'Silent Night' breathtaking tale of war, people
12 Jul 14 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Q&A: 3 baritones at center of Cincinnati Opera’s ‘Silent Night’
Cincinnati Opera presents “Silent Night,” a new opera by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell based on the film, “Joyeux Noël.”
Carmen

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Carmen' lacks fire
14 Jun 14 / Cincinnati Enquirer
The promise of things to come in straightforward Carmen
14 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
Aida

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 3

‘Aida’ thrills local opera goers
3 Aug 13 / Cincinnati Herald
Aida climaxes Cincinnati opera season
1 Aug 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Grandeur and intimacy in poignant Aida
23 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
Galileo Galilei

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Visually arresting and dramatically cohesive
23 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
Don Giovanni

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Stylish “Giovanni” with perfectly delicious cast
15 Jun 13 / Seen and Heard
La Traviata

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A ‘Traviata’ to treasure
28 Jul 12 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Opera singers make their marriage work
Life can be complicated when you have two soaring opera careers under the same roof. Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello estimate that in their first two years of marriage, they were together for five months.
Porgy and Bess

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Porgy and Bess as Gershwin intended
1 Jul 12 / Music in Cincinnati
Forgetting their troubles with song: Porgy and Bess
30 Jun 12 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Measha Brueggergosman talks life and loss
Measha Brueggergosman’s heart has been ripped open three times since 2009, but you’d never know it from the way she tears into an order of chicken and waffles.
Pagliacci

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Opera's double bill wonderful mix of comedy, tragedy
17 Jun 12 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Gianni Schicchi

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Opera's double bill wonderful mix of comedy, tragedy
17 Jun 12 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Die Zauberflöte

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cincinnati Opera's 'Magic Flute' plays sweetly
29 Jul 11 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Eugene Onegin

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Onegin' singers thrilling
16 Jul 11 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Passion fills Cincinnati Opera’s Eugene Onegin
16 Jul 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
A Flowering Tree

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Cincinnati Opera’s A Flowering Tree packs a sensory wallop
3 Jul 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
‘Flowering Tree’ mesmerizes
2 Jul 11 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Rigoletto

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Rigoletto' full of fine performances
18 Jun 11 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Rigoletto the Il Duce way
18 Jun 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
La bohème

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cincinnati Opera's fine, newer Bohemians
23 Jul 10 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Otello

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Villain stands out in opera's 'Otello'
9 Jul 10 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cincinnati Opera’s glorious ‘Meistersinger’
26 Jun 10 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Meistersinger’s Walther is latest cast change
Cincinnati Opera has lost another cast member for its production of Die Meistersinger. Richard Margison, suffering from an ear infection, has had to cancel his role debut here of Walther von Stolzing.
Three more singers pull out of opening opera
Three more singers have pulled out of Cincinnati Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” the centerpiece of the company’s 90th anniversary season.
Opera picks new Wagner soloists
After an international search, Cincinnati Opera has found two American singers to step in to sing the leading roles of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg."
Cincinnati Opera announces replacement for James Levine
John Keenan, an assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, will step in to conduct “Die Meistersinger,” replacing James Levine who withdrew due to impending back surgery.
Ainadamar

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cincinnati Opera offers a brief, brilliant departure from opera tradition
13 Jul 09 / Cincinnati City Beat
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Down-to-earth diva Christine Goerke
Christine Goerke’s favorite moment in Beethoven’s opera “Fidelio” has nothing to do with her character, Leonore.
1 Jul 2016 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Opera announces $15 million campaign
when the campaign is completed in 2020, local opera fans will continue to experience opulent productions such as the currently playing Turandot, see more big-name singers, directors and conductors.
26 Jul 2015 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Opera reveals casting for its 2015 season
The 2015 summer festival of the nation's second oldest opera company will feature four operas, including the world premiere of "Morning Star," with music by Ricky Ian Gordon.
20 Sep 2014 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Opera posts a surplus for 2014 season
Cincinnati Opera expects to be in the black again this year, three years after posting a deficit of $300,000.
20 Sep 2014 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Q&A: 3 baritones at center of Cincinnati Opera’s ‘Silent Night’
Cincinnati Opera presents “Silent Night,” a new opera by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell based on the film, “Joyeux Noël.”
6 Jul 2014 / Cincinnati Enquirer