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Die Zauberflöte

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Die Zauberflöte is a feast for the eyes and ears
19 Jul 17 / Broadway World
The Cincinnati Opera's re-imagined production of ‘The Magic Flute’ is a must-see
19 Jul 17 / Cincinnati City Beat
'The Magic Flute' a surreal visual extravaganza
17 Jul 17 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Frida

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 6

A revival of Frida, an opera about two Mexican artists
10 Jul 17 / Seen and Heard
Cincinnati Opera paints Frida in vibrant colors
1 Jul 17 / Classical Voice North America
As Frida Kahlo, soprano Catalina Cuervo was totally convincing
30 Jun 17 / Opera News
Artist Frida Kahlo is the star of the opera's second production of its 97th season
30 Jun 17 / Cincinnati City Beat
Artist Frida Kahlo is the star of the opera's second production of its 97th season
27 Jun 17 / Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati Opera’s ‘Frida’ tinged with emotion, fiery spirit
25 Jun 17 / Cincinnati Enquirer
La bohème

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Puccini’s Bohemians move to the 1930s
19 Jun 17 / Seen and Heard
Moving performances impress in 'La Bohème'
17 Jun 17 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Tosca

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Tosca' a triumph of singing, visual splendor
25 Jul 16 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Striking visuals are just the beginning of this Tosca
25 Jul 16 / Seen and Heard
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
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
New opera documents a sober era in American history
22 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
Gay love in the time of McCarthy
21 Jun 16 / New York Times
Fidelio

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 3

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

Cincinnati Opera's "Turandot" great spectacle
28 Jul 15 / Music in Cincinnati
Marcy Stonikas is a formidable Turandot, physically and vocally
28 Jul 15 / Cincinnati City Beat
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
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
"Morning Star" makes history
4 Jul 15 / Music in Cincinnati
Chicago-born opera 'Morning Star' shines powerfully
3 Jul 15 / Chicago Tribune
Bravo to Cincinnati Opera and Opera Fusion: New Works for fostering this project
2 Jul 15 / Cincinnati City Beat
'Morning Star' tuneful but trying
2 Jul 15 / Cincinnati Enquirer
Don Pasquale

Cincinnati Opera


No. of reviews: 2

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

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

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

Cincinnati Opera announces 2018 summer season
The festival kicks off with Verdi’s 'La Traviata' on June 14, and will include ‘As One’ and ‘Another Brick in The Wall’.
20 Jul 2017 / OperaWire
Opera's 2017 festival mixes old favorites, new wave
Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival will include two grand operas and a company premiere.
7 Oct 2016 / Cincinnati Enquirer
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