CCM Students Advance to Met Opera Central Region Finals in Chicago

Congratulations to two of our own: soprano Xi Wang and mezzo-soprano Audrey Walstrom, both of whom have advanced to the next round in the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions!

Amongst stiff competition, Wang and Walstrom were singled out by the judges and now move on to the Central Region Finals in Chicago. Also receiving accolades was mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, who was given an encouragement award by the judges.

MONC is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. Many of the world’s foremost singers, including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick have received awards from the National Council. Annually, approximately 100 former auditioners appear in Metropolitan Opera productions.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at “The Matchmaker”

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Next week, CCM Drama opens our Mainstage Series with The Matchmaker, a classic comedy by the great American playwright Thornton Wilder. Today, we present a behind-the-scenes look at the make-up, wig and prosthetic work going into the show, courtesy of UC Photojournalism student Kevin Wauligman. The Matchmaker runs Oct. 27 (preview) through Oct. 31 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus. Tickets are still available by calling 513-556-4183. You can learn more about the production here.

CCM gratefully acknowledges the support of Mainstage Season Production Sponsor Macy’s.

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Studio Drama Series Opens With Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”

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CCM’s Studio Series of Operas, Musicals and Dramas continues November 4-6 with Anton Chekhov’s influential play, Three Sisters. The decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world is the subject of this Diane Kvapil directed drama.

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Benjamin Britten’s Operatic Thriller Continues the Spirit of Halloween

 

The Turn of the Screw

Photography by John Cahill.

 

Continuing the spirit of Halloween, CCM Opera Theatre and the Philharmonia Orchestra join forces to present a fully staged concert version of Benjamin Britten’s operatic thriller, The Turn of the Screw, in the Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus from November 5-7, 2010.

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CCM Musical Theatre Joins the Cincinnati Pops for Halloween Themed Concert

At 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30, CCM’s Musical Theatre Department will join a costumed Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble for a night of Halloween-themed music at Music Hall, including “ghostly” classical pieces from Bach, Grieg and Wagner along with popular music from The Addams Family, Phantom of the Opera, The Twilight Zone and Ghostbusters.

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