Opera rehearsals at CCM.

Photography by Jing Huan.

CCM’s Opera Program rings in 2011 on a jovial note with the Mozart’s classic opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro and continues in the same vein with Offenbach’s lesser-performed opéra bouffe The Island of Tulipatan. Then, CCM students welcome everyone into their learning process by presenting scenes from operas, providing an eclectic and entertaining mix of tragedy, comedy and high-quality singing.

For more information on CCM’s operatic performances or to purchase tickets call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit our website at ccm.uc.edu. Learn more about CCM’s Winter Opera Events after the jump!

— Winter Opera Events —

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11
2:30 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13

• Mainstage Opera Series •
The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro, 1786)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Annunziata Tomaro, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

The most popular of Mozart’s operas, The Marriage of Figaro presents a comically tangled web of infidelity, duplicity, blackmail and mistaken identity, all leading to a happily-ever-after ending. Recounting a single day of madness in the palace of Count Almaviva, this classic opera buffa is celebrated for its wonderful arias, complemented by some of the finest ensemble scenes ever written. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-$29, $17-$19 students, $11 student rush tickets available for Saturday matinee beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 12.
Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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8 p.m. Friday, March 4
8 p.m. Saturday, March 5
2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6

• Studio Opera Series •
The Island of Tulipatan (L’île de Tulipatan, 1868)
Music by Jacques Offenbach
French libretto by Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru
Chaowen Ting, conductor
Jennifer Williams, director

Set on the Island of Tulipatan, Théodorine has raised her son as a girl named Hermosa to rescue him from military conscription, while Duke Cacatois’ daughter, lacking a male heir to the throne, has been brought up as a boy named Alexis. Of course unknowingly, the young people fall in love and plan to wed, which does not change when the cross-gender role-playing comes to light. Offenbach sets Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru’s original French libretto to a deliriously delightful one-act operetta, filled with uproarious calamity and endless hilarity. Sung in French with English spoken dialogue.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Monday, Feb. 28 at noon—please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

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8 p.m. Friday, March 11

CCM Opera Workshop Scenes

The Scene Night from Opera Workshop consists of scenes from six operas: Das Rheingold, The Crucible, L’elisir d’amore, La Sonnambula, Orfeo, and Peter Grimes. The cast includes the 32 students from the class, five pianists who specialize in working with singers and two student directors. The evening is meant to be a practical culmination of the work begun in the fall quarter and a chance for the students to implement it.

Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center (DVAC) Room 300
Admission: Free

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