CCM proudly presents Le docteur Miracle (Doctor Miracle, 1875) as the next installment in the Opera Department’s award-winning Studio Series. Composed by Georges Bizet with libretto by Léon Battu and Ludovic Halévy, this delightful opérette runs Feb. 15–17 in UC’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. Admission to Le docteur Miracle is free, but reservations are required. The opera will be sung in French with English supertitles.
Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play Saint Patrick’s Day, Le docteur Miracle is one of Bizet’s earliest operas, featuring some of his liveliest music. Conducted by Stefano Sarzani with stage direction by Omer Ben-Seadia, Le docteur Miracle is a charming operatic comedy – a love story about two young people who overcome all obstacles in order to live happily ever after. “The opera,” Ben-Seadia explains, “is a derivative of Italian commedia dell’arte, which employs the timeless humor of mistaken identity, costume and masks, along with slapstick physical humor.” The farce revolves around the making of an omelet, thought to be poisonous.
A student in CCM’s Artist Diploma program in Stage Direction, Ben-Seadia is originally from Israel. While she worked with the Israeli Opera for almost 10 years, Le docteur Miracle is Ben-Seadia’s first production in the United States. “This is a wonderful show for both opera fans and first-time opera-goers, as well,” she says. “The charm of the music and the light-heartedness of the comedy bring forward a wonderful love story we can all relate to.”
Bring your sweetheart to experience the follies of young love and enjoy free post-Valentine’s Day merriment courtesy of CCM Opera!
- 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
- 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Admission to Le docteur Miracle is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 11. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
For Box Office hours and additional information, please visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
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Le docteur Miracle Cast List
- James Onstad and Jason Weisinger as Silvio (Pasquin/Doctor Miracle)
- Erin Keesy and YoongGeong Lee as Laurette
- Edward Nelson and Luis Alejandro Orozco as Le Podestat
- Sofia Selowsky and Katherine Maysek as Veronique
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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