Preview: The Costume Designs of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

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Costume designer Amanda Rae Janke, a third-year graduate student, will present her thesis work with her 18th-century inspired costume designs for CCM’s upcoming production of The Marriage of Figaro. Designing for her first opera and her first set of costumes for the 18th-century, Amanda had the challenge of researching the time period to design the realistic costumes. In addition, her costumes were integral to the plot of the opera as well. One example is a cloak that switches hands quickly between two female characters in a comedic scene of mistaken identities.

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CCM Opera Hits a High Note with Charming Winter Productions

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!

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There Is Something For Everyone at CCM’s ‘A Moveable Feast’

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One week from today, on Jan. 21, CCM opens its doors to host a very special event: “A Moveable Feast.” Back by popular demand, the city’s favorite fundraiser allows guests to sample live performances from our students and faculty and take exclusive back-stage tours of our state-of-the-art facilities. Patrons enjoy dinner by the bite from around the world as they tour CCM Village at this unique benefit event. Tickets are available now and include special pricing for Young Professionals! Learn more after the jump!

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‘Turandot’ Kicks Off CCM Orchestras’ Exciting Winter Series of Concerts

The CCM Philharmonia

Photography by Jing Huan.

CCM’s Orchestral Studies Program begins the New Year in an exciting collaboration with Central Opera, Beijing, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society, CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir in a momentous concert performance of Puccini’s beloved Turandot. The celebration continues with some of the greatest composers of the orchestral repertoire being featured, including a “Stravinsky Festival” with the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale and a Gustav Mahler commemoration concert. A complete list of CCM Orchestras events for Winter 2011 follows.

For more information on CCM’s orchestral 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 Orchestral Events after the jump!

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Event Cancellation: Percussion Group Cincinnati (Jan. 16)

“Music From Scratch,” the Percussion Group Cincinnati concert scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16, has been cancelled. If you have already purchased tickets to the event, or if you have other questions, please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

The Box Office is open from 12 – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 12 – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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‘Rent’ Producer Returns to CCM for Master Class

Kevin McCollum

This evening, alumnus Kevin McCollum (’84)  returns to CCM to hold a master class for all Musical Theatre majors. McCollum will discuss the genesis of the musical Rent, which he produced on Broadway in 1996, and the film for which he served as executive producer. McCollum will also meet with the cast of CCM’s upcoming Mainstage Production of Rent this evening.

McCollum is currently preparing the forthcoming Broadway play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams. Learn more about CCM’s revival of Rent after the jump.

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CCM’s “Turandot” Marks a Cross-Cultural Tie

Maestro Mark Gibson, leading the CCM Philharmonia through rehearsals.

Photography by Jing Huan.

CCM begins its Winter Orchestra Series with a concert version of Puccini’s thrilling opera Turandot. The story of the beautiful but cold princess and the prince who wishes for her love is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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