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28 February 2015

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Madama Butterfly

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

In Cincinnati Opera production, Puccini's opera proves as fresh and affecting as the title-role performance
26 Jul 14 / Jay Harvey Upstage
Opera's magical 'Butterfly' soars on star's power
26 Jul 14 / Cincinnati Enquirer
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
'Calisto' is a silly, beautiful opera
19 Jul 14 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Opera's first Baroque opera production ever probes playing around among the Olympians
19 Jul 14 / Jay Harvey Upstage
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
Puts' "Silent Night" finds light in the darkness
13 Jul 14 / Music in Cincinnati
A gripping onstage representation of battle
13 Jul 14 / Cincinnati City Beat
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

Passion fills Cincinnati Opera’s Eugene Onegin
16 Jul 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
'Onegin' singers thrilling
16 Jul 11 / Cincinnati Enquirer
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 the Il Duce way
18 Jun 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
'Rigoletto' full of fine performances
18 Jun 11 / Cincinnati Enquirer
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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Verdi
18 to 20 Jun 2015
Gordon
30 Jun to 19 Jul 2015
Donizetti
9 to 11 Jul 2015
Puccini
25 to 31 Jul 2015

News & Articles

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
Cincinnati Opera announces new expansion project, seasons
The 2013 season will begin on June 9 with Opera in the Park, a free public concert in Washington Park. Details for 2014 and 2015 also announced.
28 Jul 2012 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Opera sees first budget deficit in 22 years
For the first time in 22 years, Cincinnati Opera will post a deficit for the fiscal year that ended last month. The company fell short by nearly $300,000.
20 Sep 2011 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Opera ticket sales down, but music thrilled
Cincinnati Opera finished its 91st season short of attendance and ticket income goals, but opera lovers enjoyed artistic highlights throughout the four-opera season.
15 Aug 2011 / Cincinnati Enquirer