Cincinnati Opera

 

The second oldest opera company in America, the Cincinnati Opera has been performing world-class opera since 1920.



Website:
www.cincinnatiopera.org

Address:
1243 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Phone:
513-241-2742

Fax:
513-768-5552

Contact:
Ashley Tongret
Email

Now Showing
Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet's "Carmen"
One Day Only: April 28
Learn about one of the most popular stage works in the world.


Upcoming Productions
Opera in the Park
One Day Only: June 8
Performed by stars of 2014 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Selections include works commemorating World War I and selections from company premiere of "Silent Night." Part of Cincinnati Remembers WWI citywide series.

Carmen
June 12-June 22
The mysterious Spanish beauty is an untamed spirit - hypnotic in her allure, coolly crushing hearts. When she tangles with Jose, an unsuspecting soldier, he's blindsided, then spellbound and utterly obsessed. What begins as flirtation descends into something sinister.

The Songs of Love and War
June 19-June 21
Cincinnati Opera and Catacoustic Consort. Program draws parallels between Claudio Monteverdi's final masterpiece Madrigals of Love and War and the poetry and letters of World War I. Conducted by Annalisa Pappano and directed by Ted Huffman. Part of Cincinnati Remembers WWI citywide series.

A Musical Introduction to Silent Night
One Day Only: June 28
Evans Mirageas, Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, leads introduction to new American opera featuring singers from cast of "Silent Night" and music from WWI era. Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Part of Cincinnati Remembers WWI citywide series.

The Music of James Reese Europe
One Day Only: June 29
First African-American military bandmaster and first black man to conduct on Broadway, James Reese Europe, enlisted to fight when U.S. entered the war. His talent was quickly discovered, and he was ordered to organize an all-black military band to entertain troops in France. Part of Cincinnati Remembers WWI citywide series.

Silent Night
July 10-July 12
To commemorate 100th anniversary of WW I. Winner of 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Inspired by true story, new American opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell recounts moving tale of Christmas Truce of 1914. Part of Cincinnati Remembers WWI citywide series.

La Calisto
July 17-July 27
Jove, ruler of the gods, sets his sights on the beautiful nymph Calisto. But she is sworn to die a virgin. Undeterred, Jove hatches a plan to wend his way into her heart (and her bed) by donning a disguise. But when Jove's wife catches wind of the scheme, neither god nor mortal can know how far her fury will go.

Madame Butterfly
July 24-July 26
A naive young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, falls for a handsome U.S. naval officer, who loves her and leaves, promising to return. So, for three years, she waits. Then, one fine day, he does return. For a moment, Cio-Cio-San is triumphant, blind to the heartbreak that awaits her.


View Previous Productions
Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet's "Carmen"
Closed: Tue, April 22

Hearts and Flowers: The Tragic Beauty of Madame Butterfly
Closed: Tue, April 1

Carmen Redux
Closed: Sat, March 22

Carmen Redux
Closed: Fri, March 21

Carmen Redux
Closed: Thu, March 20

Carmen Redux
Closed: Sat, March 15

Carmen Redux
Closed: Sat, March 15

Carmen Redux
Closed: Fri, March 14

Carmen Redux
Closed: Sat, March 8

Written in the Stars: Cavalli's La Calisto
Closed: Wed, Feb. 19

Cincinnati Opera Benefit Dinner
Closed: Mon, Feb. 3

Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcast of Verdi's “Falstaff” and Dinner with Cincinnati Opera Guild
Closed: Sat, Dec. 14

Casino Cabaret
Closed: Sat, Nov. 23

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Closed: Mon, Nov. 11

Cincinnati Opera Guild Goes to the Movies
Closed: Sat, Nov. 9

Moby-Dick Live Screening and Discussion
Closed: Fri, Nov. 1

National Opera Week Kick-Off Event: Meet the Companies
Closed: Mon, Oct. 28

Let's Cook an Opera
Closed: Sun, Oct. 13

Opera Goes to Church
Closed: Wed, July 24

Galileo Galilei
Closed: Sun, July 21

Der Rosenkavalier
Closed: Sat, June 29

Opera Goes to Temple
Closed: Wed, June 26

Don Giovanni
Closed: Sat, June 15

Opera Goes to Church
Closed: Wed, June 12

Opera in the Park
Closed: Sun, June 9

Nicole Cabell
Closed: Sat, June 8

Back to the Zoo
Closed: Thu, June 6

Opera Ball: The Night of the Rose
Closed: Sat, April 27

Find Your Voice
Closed: Wed, Feb. 27

Find Your Voice
Closed: Sat, Feb. 23

Find Your Voice
Closed: Sun, Feb. 17

Opera Fusion: New Works presents Morning Star
Closed: Wed, Dec. 5

Opera Fusion: New Works presents Morning Star
Closed: Tue, Dec. 4

La Traviata
Closed: Sat, July 28

Opera Goes to Temple
Closed: Sun, July 22

Back to the Zoo
Closed: Tue, July 10

Porgy and Bess
Closed: Sun, July 8

Measha Brueggergosman
Closed: Mon, June 25

Cincinnati Opera's Pride Night Celebration
Closed: Sat, June 16

Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi
Closed: Sat, June 16

Little Red Riding Hood
Closed: Tue, May 15

Little Red Riding Hood
Closed: Thu, May 10

World Voice Day Symposium
Closed: Sat, April 14

Life as Bess: A Panel Discussion
Closed: Wed, April 11

Porgy and Bess Redux
Closed: Sun, Feb. 19

Porgy and Bess Redux Cast in Concert
Closed: Sun, Feb. 12

Porgy and Bess Redux Cast in Concert
Closed: Sun, Feb. 12

Porgy and Bess Redux
Closed: Sat, Feb. 4

Porgy and Bess Redux
Closed: Sat, Feb. 4

Doubt
Closed: Sun, Nov. 13

Doubt
Closed: Sat, Nov. 12

The Magic Flute
Closed: Sun, July 31

Opera Goes to Church!
Closed: Tue, July 19

Eugene Onegin
Closed: Sat, July 16

Opera Goes to Church!
Closed: Fri, July 1

A Flowering Tree
Closed: Sat, July 2

Rigoletto
Closed: Sat, June 18

Opera Goes to Church!
Closed: Mon, June 13

Cincinnati Opera: Back to the Zoo
Closed: Wed, June 1

Opera Rap: The Onegin Experience
Closed: Sat, May 21

Opera Redux: The Magic Flute
Closed: Sun, May 15

Opera Redux: The Magic Flute
Closed: Sun, May 8

Opera Redux: The Magic Flute
Closed: Sat, April 30

Opera Rap: Mozart's Magical Masterpiece
Closed: Thu, April 28

Opera Rap: A Panoramic View of Indian Storytelling
Closed: Tue, April 12

Opera Rap: The Russian Soul, Tchaikovsky and Eugene Onegin
Closed: Thu, April 7

Opera Rap: Rigoletto - Passion and Politics, Fools and Censorship
Closed: Wed, April 6

This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Closed: Sat, Feb. 26

This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Closed: Wed, Feb. 23

This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Closed: Sun, Feb. 20

Storytime and the Making of This Little Light of Mine
Closed: Sat, Feb. 19

Opera Rap: Season Preview
Closed: Tue, Oct. 25

This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Closed: Sat, Feb. 12

Cincinnati Opera Ball: An Evening Under the Tsars
Closed: Sat, Nov. 20

Rick Leech -- Life is a Song
Closed: Fri, Nov. 5

La Boheme
Closed: Sun, July 25

Otello
Closed: Sat, July 10

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Closed: Sat, June 26

90th Anniversary Gala Concert
Closed: Sat, June 19

The Wonder Years: From Otello to Boheme
Closed: Wed, May 19

The Meistersinger Experience
Closed: Sat, May 8

Wagner: The Man and His Art
Closed: Wed, May 5

Exploring Wagner
Closed: Thu, March 18

Otello: Was It Love or Control?
Closed: Thu, March 4

2010 Season Preview
Closed: Thu, Feb. 18

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sun, Jan. 24

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sat, Jan. 23

Cincinnati Opera by the Decades
Closed: Wed, Jan. 20

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Mon, Jan. 18

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sat, Jan. 16

Carmen
Closed: Sun, July 26

Ainadamar
Closed: Sat, July 11

Little Ashes
Closed: Mon, July 6

Don Carlo
Closed: Sat, June 27

Opera Idol Concert
Closed: Tue, July 5

The Marriage of Figaro
Closed: Sat, June 13

Novice's Guide to Carmen
Closed: Thu, May 21

How Nanita Learned to Make Flan
Closed: Sat, May 16

How Nanita Learned to Make Flan
Closed: Sat, May 9

Opera Rap: Ainadamar - Fountain of Tears
Closed: Tue, April 14

Don Carlo: History, Music and Drama
Closed: Tue, March 17

Nicole Cabell Recital
Closed: Wed, Feb. 25

Sex, Violence, and Toreadors
Closed: Sun, Feb. 22

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sun, Feb. 15

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sat, Feb. 14

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sat, Feb. 14

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sat, Feb. 14

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sun, Feb. 8

Opera Rap: Ainadamar - Fountain of Tears
Closed: Sun, Feb. 15

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Sat, Feb. 7

Oh Freedom!
Closed: Thu, Feb. 5

A Conversation With Sir Roger Norrington
Closed: Thu, Jan. 29

Hansel & Gretel
Closed: Sun, Nov. 2

Hansel & Gretel
Closed: Fri, Oct. 31

Violetta's Champagne and Shoes Reception
Closed: Sun, July 27

La Traviata
Closed: Sun, July 27

Florencia en el Amazonas
Closed: Sat, July 12

Lucia di Lammermoor
Closed: Sat, June 28

Cincinnati Opera Center presents Curtain Up
Closed: Sat, June 14

Madame Butterfly
Closed: Sun, June 15

Opera in the Amazon
Closed: Wed, June 4

Florencia Magic
Closed: Thu, May 29

The Barber of Seville
Closed: Sat, April 19

How To Fall In Love With Opera
Closed: Tue, April 15

A Musical Celebration of an Extraordinary Life: Patricia A. Corbett
Closed: Sat, March 29

Famous Violettas
Closed: Tue, March 4

This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Closed: Sat, Feb. 26

Butterfly's Ancient Traditions
Closed: Tue, Feb. 12

I Love Lucy
Closed: Tue, Jan. 15

A Celebration of Cincinnati Opera
Closed: Thu, Dec. 13

Rise for Freedom: The John P. Parker Story
Closed: Sun, Oct. 14

Rise for Freedom: The John P. Parker Story
Closed: Sun, Oct. 21

Rise for Freedom: Musical Roots
Closed: Mon, Oct. 8

Portraying Local Heroes: Meet the Cast
Closed: Sun, Sept. 30

Finding North
Closed: Sat, Sept. 8

Aida
Closed: Sun, July 28

Nixon in China
Closed: Sat, July 14

Opera Goes to Church
Closed: Fri, July 9

Opera Goes to Church
Closed: Sun, July 1

Cosi Fan Tutte
Closed: Sat, June 30

Faust
Closed: Sat, June 16

Opera Dogs
Closed: Sun, June 10

Opera Rap: Animals of "Aida"
Closed: Wed, June 6

Dastardly Deals and Wistful Wishes
Closed: Tue, May 22

The Story and Music of 'Nixon in China'
Closed: Wed, May 9

Little Red Riding Hood
Closed: Sat, April 28

Mark Panuccio
Closed: Fri, March 30

Alice in Operaland
Closed: Sat, Feb. 24

This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Closed: Tue, Feb. 20

Shakespeare Goes to the Opera
Closed: Wed, Jan. 24

A Young Person's Guide to Opera
Closed: Sat, Dec. 2

Dastardly Deals and Wistful Wishes: A 2007 Season Preview
Closed: Wed, Oct. 25

Ghost Tour
Closed: Fri, Oct. 13

Crossing Over: Acclaimed Visual Artists Design Opera
Closed: Mon, Oct. 9

The Tales of Hoffmann
Closed: Sat, July 22

A Masked Ball
Closed: Sat, July 15

L'Etoile
Closed: Sat, June 24

Opening Night Dinner
Closed: Thu, June 15

Tosca
Closed: Fri, June 23

How to Fall in Love with Opera
Closed: Tue, June 6

Cincinnati Opera Stage Curtain Up
Closed: Fri, June 2

Little Red Riding Hood
Closed: Mon, May 15

Little Red Riding Hood
Closed: Sat, April 22

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Forum
Closed: Fri, April 21

A Conversation with Martina Arroyo
Closed: Tue, April 18

Elegance and Elan
Closed: Mon, March 13

The Music Shop
Closed: Sat, March 11



Cincinnati Opera News:
Posted Wed, May 5
Wagner Blues -CityBeat article
Posted Fri, July 24
Carmen -SmugMug photo gallery
Posted Sat, July 11
Ainadamar -CityBeat review
Posted Thu, July 9
Jose Maria Condemi -WCPO Video
Posted Fri, July 25
La Traviata -CityBeat review
Posted Wed, July 9
Opera Ahoy! -CityBeat article
Posted Wed, June 18
A Flying Start -CityBeat article
Posted Thu, July 26
Aida -Cincinnati Enquirer review
Posted Fri, July 13
Nixon in China -CityBeat review
Posted Mon, July 2
Cosi Fan Tutte -CityBeat review
Posted Fri, June 15
Faust -Cincinnati Enquirer review
Posted Wed, June 13
Taking Risks -CityBeat article
Posted Wed, June 13
Summer swank -CiN Weekly article
Posted Sun, April 1
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