Presented at the Dunham Arts Center on May 23 (the day after Wagner’s 201st birthday!) and 25, the fully staged production will last roughly 75 minutes.
CCM alumnus Isaac Selya (DMA, 2014) serves as Artistic Director of the Queen City Chamber Opera and will conduct these performances. Cincinnati Wagner Society President James Slouffman directs.
CCM alumnus and International Wagner Competition finalist Ric Furman sings the role of Siegmund, while CCM artist diploma candidate William Tvrdik sings the role of Hunding. Tvrdik recently sang the title role in CCM’s Mainstage Series production of Don Pasquale.
The role of Sieglinde will be sung by Kimberly Buczek, who is currently on the voice faculty of both Wright State University and Wittenberg University.
The production will be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra, featuring many CCM students and alumni!
Die Walküre, or The Valkyrie, is presented in partnership with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati and supported by a project grant from ArtsWave. Advance tickets are $18, or $10 for students and are available online at walkure.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets at the door are $20, or $12 for students.
About Queen City Chamber Opera
Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) was founded in 2012 to advance the careers of emerging opera artists by giving them valuable professional engagements in fully-staged productions. As all the artists performing in QCCO productions are emerging professionals, the prevailing aesthetic is one of youth, relevance and vibrance. Many of QCCO’s audience members are young people who are seeing opera for the first time and are eager to see their peers perform.
In addition, QCCO is proud to fill the niche of professional opera during the fall, spring and winter in Cincinnati, to complement Cincinnati Opera’s world-class offerings during the summer.
QCCO is unique among opera companies in the world in that our organization is structured with complete vertical integration in artistic preparation. This means that the Artistic Director and Assistant Conductor handle all aspects of artistic preparation: coaching singers, preparing printed parts and conducting rehearsals and performances. Not only does this cut costs, but it ensures a unity of artistic vision that is impossible in larger companies that have separate staffs for preparing singers, preparing orchestral parts and conducting.
For more information, visit queencitychamberopera.org.