Cincinnati Enquirer Reviews Opera Fusion Workshop Performance of ‘Champion’

The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Steven Rosen was in attendance at Saturday’s public workshop of Champion, the new American opera composed by Terence Blanchard with a libretto by Michael Cristofer.

In his review of the performance, Rosen states, “Judging from the enthusiastic audience response, the opera may become a champion in more ways than one. One person asked, to general overall approval, if he would have to go all the way to Saint Louis to see the full opera, wishing Cincinnati Opera would itself stage it. (Several of the CCM students will be in the Saint Louis production.)”

You can read Rosen’s review in its entirety here.

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Opera Fusion: New Works Lab Presents Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer’s ‘Champion’ This Weekend

This weekend, CityBeat recommends the Opera Fusion: New Works Lab performance of Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer‘s Champion.

CCM will host a public performance of this new American opera at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Cincinnati Opera will host a performance 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. Champion contains mature subject matter and adult language.

You can read Anne Arenstein’s entire preview here.

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CCM Adds Additional Performance to ‘RENT’s Sold-Out Run

Due to overwhelming demand, CCM has added an additional performance to the previously booked-up run of Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which opens on February 24 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are now available for an 8 p.m. performance on Wednesday, March 2This additional performance will include ASL interpretation for deaf and hearing-impaired patrons.

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“Rent” Originators Inspire Current CCM Cast

"Rent" actor Anthony Rapp gives a master class for CCM's "Rent" cast members. Photography by Ashley Kempher.

"Rent" actor Anthony Rapp gives a master class for CCM's "Rent" cast members. Photography by Ashley Kempher.

Producer Kevin McCollum and actor Anthony Rapp, two of the talents involved in the original Broadway run of Jonthan Larson’s RENT, recently stopped by CCM Village to spend time with the cast of CCM’s upcoming revival. You can learn more about their unique visits here.

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CCM Students Connect to Characters Embracing Life and Celebrating Love in Groundbreaking Musical “Rent”

Photography by Chris Blem.

Photography by Chris Blem.

As CCM prepares for its first production of Jonathan Larson’s revolutionary musical Rent – which runs February 24-27 and March 3-6 in the Patricia Corbett Theater in CCM Village – the young cast is finding energy and excitement in portraying characters their own age who embrace life in a city where many will one day live.

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