Category: Event Preview

What to Do/Hear/See | July 31-Aug. 6

When I was your age, you whippersnappers, we didn’t start school in the middle of August. The arts and culture scene took most of the month off, too. No more. Especially in music, this weekend is nearly as busy as the peak of the traditional season.

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.