Author: Ray Cooklis

MUST-SEE: Music & Opera, Fall 2019

Pianist Stewart Goodyear performs the complete Beethoven sonata cycle in one day.

This is a season for landmark anniversaries in the arts – Cincinnati Museum Center (200 years), Cincinnati Art Academy (150), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (125) Cincinnati Opera (100), Chamber Music Cincinnati (90). Great events are on tap from those groups and…

Cincinnati Opera 2019 a mix of daring, traditional, quirky, romantic

2016 Minnesota Opera production of “Romeo and Juliet”

Putting together the Cincinnati Opera summer festival season is not for the faint of heart. You have just four or five chances – each a costly, elaborate production – to draw the broadest possible audience, including opera newcomers, sophisticates and everyone in between – while balancing logistics, artist scheduling and, of course, costs.