Category: Performing Arts

‘Fellow Travelers’

Aaron Blake and Joseph Lattanzi in "Fellow Travelers"

‘Fellow Travelers’ contains all the classic themes of opera: love, deception, betrayal and political intrigue. It is the universality of this forbidden love story that rings true today – revealed in a story buried deep beneath the American consciousness.

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Cincinnati Opera 2016 season

Opera Tosca costume design

For the first time in more than 40 years, fans will hear Cincinnati Opera mainstage productions somewhere other than the Cincinnati Zoo or Music Hall. M&M spoke with Cincinnati Opera artistic director Evans Mirageas, who shared his insights on the coming season.

Marcus Küchle and Annalisa Pappano: RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES

Marcus Kuchle and Annalisa Pappano

If it’s true, as they say, that opposites attract, Pappano and Küchle are living proof of it. He’s a champion of new music, of pushing – or pulling, perhaps – opera into the 21st century. She, on the other hand, is devoted to early music. For her, 16th- and 17th-century composers like Claudio Monteverdi, Richardo Rogniono and Jacopo Peri are not relics of past cultures. They are very much alive.

Classical Roots sells out Music Hall

Common performs with the CSO.

Start with the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir made up of 100 singers from dozens of area churches. Add the powerhouse vocals of Broadway actress/vocalist Capathia Jenkins. Bring in the star power of hip-hop artist Common, winner of the 2015 Academy Award for “Glory” and multiple Grammy, Golden Globe and BET awards. Then hand the baton to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s John Morris Russell.

‘Suits’ take over Carnegie stage for two performances

Over the last eight years, more than 80 business and community leaders have traded in their suits and ties (and in some cases, heels) for a musical instrument and a stage. But this is more than a jam session among friends. This is Suits That Rock, an annual fundraising concert dreamed up by Kevin Canafax and John Domaschko. So why do the Suits pour their hearts and souls into this event every year? That’s simple … to celebrate the joy of music.