CCM Hosts Metropolitan Opera National Council Southern Ohio Regional Auditions on Oct. 22

Hear the stars of tomorrow compete for a chance to “win the Met,” and kick start a major operatic career, at the Metropolitan Opera District Council Auditions for Southern Ohio. This free event is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Robert J. Werner Recital Hall in CCM Village.

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The Reviews Are In For CCM’s “The Marriage of Figaro”

Photography by Mark Lyons.

Photography by Mark Lyons.

The Cincinnati Enquirer and ConcertoNet.com have both posted glowing reviews of CCM’s sold-out reinterpretation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

CCM’s Opera Series continues March 4 – 6 with the Studio Series production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Island of Tulipatan. You can learn more about the production here.

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“The Marriage of Figaro” Opens Tonight!

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Beginning this evening and running through Sunday, Feb. 13, CCM’s Mainstage Series of Operas, Dramas and Musicals presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Mark Lyons provides us with a preview slideshow.

Extremely limited tickets are still available for our matinee performances. Learn more about the production at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Students’ Voices Soar in Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ Feb. 10-13

Noel Bouley as Figaro and Xi Wang as Susanna in CCM's "The Marriage of Figaro."

Noel Bouley as Figaro and Xi Wang as Susanna in CCM's "The Marriage of Figaro." Photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM students and staff are putting their own mark on Mozart’s timeless opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) whether it is from the original 18th-century-inspired costume designs, the simple and elegant scenic designs or the polished presentation of Mozart’s comedic ensemble scenes. The Marriage of Figaro runs from February 10-13 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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CCM Singer Advances to Met Opera Nationals

Congratulations to mezzo-soprano Audrey Walstrom, one of two singers to win first prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions held at the Music Institute of Chicago last weekend. Walstrom, who shared first place with baritone Ryan Milstead, will advance to the national semifinals in March. Janelle Gelfand provides more details here.

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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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CCM Slideshows: The Rape of Lucretia

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This week, CCM proudly presents The Rape of Lucretia (1946). Virtue is threatened by corruption in this haunting chamber opera. In ancient times, the city of Rome has fallen into depravity and it seems the only honorable woman who remains is Lucretia. The king’s son seethes with jealousy, determined to test Lucretia’s chastity. The events that ensue become a symbol of the regime’s oppression, sparking an uprising among the people. Featuring some of Britten’s most beautiful music, the opera conveys with intense passion the struggle between evil and redemption. Sung in English with supertitles.

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