Striking Visuals Are Just the Beginning of This Tosca

24/07/2016

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Christopher Allen (conductor), Cincinnati Opera, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 23.7.2016. (RDA)

 'Tosca' at Cincinnati Opera (Photo courtesy Cincinnati Opera)

Tosca at Cincinnati Opera (c) Cincinnati Opera

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Beethoven’s Impassioned Cry for the Rights of Man

09/07/2016

Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera, Jun Märkl (conductor), Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7.7.2016. (RDA)

FIDELIO CINCINNATI FINALE

Finale of Fidelio at Cincinnati Opera
Photo: Phillip Groshong

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New Opera Documents a Sober Era in American History

21/06/2016

Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce, Fellow Travelers: Cincinnati Opera, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 19.6.2016. (RDA)

fellow travellers Philip Groshong Cincinnati Opera

Joseph Lattanzi in Fellow Travelers
(c) Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera

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A Sublime, Edgy Die Fledermaus

18/06/2016

Strauss, Die FledermausSoloists, Cincinnati Opera at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 16.6.2016 (RDA)

'Die Fledermaus' at Cincinnati Opera (Photo courtesy Cincinnati Opera)

‘Die Fledermaus’ at Cincinnati Opera (Photo courtesy Cincinnati Opera)

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Celebrating the (Increasingly Rare) Art of the Song

03/05/2016

Schubert, Mozart, R. Strauss, Debussy, Turina, Lehar, Messager, Gimenez, Ricky Ian Gordon, Forrest and Wright, Foster: Nadine Sierra (soprano), Bryan Wagorn (piano), Westwood Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1.5.2016. (RDA)

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Nadine Sierra (c) Merri Cyr

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A Sunny Production of Il Signor Bruschino

23/02/2016

Rossini, Il Signor Bruschino: Soloists, College-Conservatory of Music, Avishai Shalom (conductor), Frances Rabalais (stage director), Kristen Budke (scenic designer), Dean Mogle (costume designer), Kelly Yurko and Danae R. Jimenez (wigs and make up design), Erik McCandless (lighting designer). College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. 20.2.2016. (RDA)

Stage director Frances Rabalais and music director Avishai Shalom at work on "Il Signor Bruschino" (Photo: Adam Zeek)

Soprano Erica Intelangelo and music director Avishai Shalom at work on “Il Signor Bruschino” (Photo: Adam Zeek)

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Staged or Not, Volcanic Salome Impresses

31/01/2016

R. Strauss, Salome: Soloists, C-CM Philharmonia, Mark Gibson (conductor). College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. 29.1.2016. (RDA) Read more

Nine Dancers Show the Complexities of Human Relationships

21/01/2016

 MamLuft&Co. Dance, “Double/Sided”: Jeanne Mam-Luft (artistic director), Steven P. Evans and Elena Rodriguez (choreographers), Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. 16.1.2016. (RDA) Read more

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