Bronwen Forbay, alumna of CCM Opera, recently completed a very successful run singing the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with the Cape Town Opera. You can learn more about Forbay and the production here.
Next week, CCM’s Ballet Ensemble presents “Dance in 3D: Drama, Diversion and Dalliance.” Directed by Michael Tevlin, the concert runs Dec. 3 – 5 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Experience CCM’s talented corps of dancers in a diverse program featuring new works, revivals and gems from the classical repertoire.
The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Jackie Demaline gives Evita a rave review today, saying “If you didn’t know [CCM] was one of the top training programs in the U.S. going into the show, you will know it coming out.” You can read her full review here.
A handful of limited view seats are still available for Sunday’s matinee performance. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for more information.
Today, CityBeat‘s Rick Pender reviews CCM’s Mainstage Production of Evita. “Senior Alaina Mills totally inhabits the leading role as the ‘high-flying adored’ de facto leader of Argentina in the late 1940s and early 1950s,” Pender writes. “Equally impressive is Pierce Cassedy as the show’s cynical narrator, a character based on political agitator Che Guevara, and Chris Blem is convincing as Juan Perón, the general who rose to power on the crest of Evita’s popularity.”
You can read his full review of the show here. Tickets to select performances of Evita are still available. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for more information.
Today, Janelle Gelfand provides us with a preview of this Sunday’s concert commemorating the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. You can read Janelle’s story here.
Sponsored by CCM’s Tangeman Sacred Music Center, the concert will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Fourth and Sycamore in downtown Cincinnati at 5 p.m on Nov. 21. Admission to the concert is free. CCM will host a special reception for our Mainstage Subscribers post-concert. You can learn more about the concert here.
CCM Professors Miguel Roig-Francolí (Composition and Theory) and Jiang Qi (Dance) are collaborating on a new work set to premiere on December 10 in New York City. Jiang has choreographed a new ballet to Roig-Francolí’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, a work written in 1980. The new ballet, titled Wu/Xing-Five Elements, will be performed by Dance China NY, of which Jiang is Artistic Director.
A beautifully produced show, CCM’s Evita is filled with effortless scene changes and special effects, strong vocals and choreography, striking costumes, compelling music and historic imagery. You’ll likely find yourself cheering along with the People of Argentina as they celebrate their love for First Lady Eva Perón (wonderfully played by senior Alaina Mills) and the powerful presence she exudes.
CCM’s Mainstage Series presents Evita tonight through Sunday, Nov. 21. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or email@example.com for tickets. Learn more about Evita’s run at CCM here.
On Thursday, Dec. 2, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky welcomes CCM Musical Theatre students Katie Johannigman and Joe Moeller to the stage as part of an evening of musical theatre mirth. The third performance of the 2010-11 Carnegie in Concert series, “Broadway Holidays” is a fun-filled, cabaret-style program directed and choreographed by Patti James with musical direction by Steve Goers.
CCM Associate Professor of Opera Robin Guarino directs the Metropolitan Opera’s latest revival of Così fan tutte, which opened in New York City on November 9. This season, Mozart’s beloved opera buffa will be presented using the Lesley Koenig production, which Guarino has directed since 2001. Così fan tutte will run through December 2 in New York City.