Discussing ‘The Damnation of Faust’s Visuals with CCM E-Media’s Raul Barcelona

CCM Assistant Professor of Electonic Media Raul Barcelona.

CCM Assistant Professor of Electonic Media Raul Barcelona.

This Saturday, CCM presents a unique multimedia production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust. CCM E-Media faculty member Raul Barcelona recently discussed his work on the project with CCM Public Information Assistant and Arts Administration student Lillian Matchett.

Lillian Matchett: Could you give me a little background about your work at CCM?

Raul Barcelona: I’ve been here now for almost two years. My role here is Assistant Professor of Electronic Media, and I specifically teach new media and video production classes. My main focus is film making, but in the past I have also worked as a web designer and graphics designer, so I am also teaching some of those new media courses as well.

LM: Could you tell me a little about how you originally got involved with the production of The Damnation of Faust?

RB: Earl Rivers [CCM’s Director of Choral Studies and conductor] approached me to see if I would be interested in developing some visuals for the performance. He had this idea that it’s a work that is very cinematic in nature, even just by itself, and he thought that it would be a good opportunity to collaborate so that the music is accompanied with visuals.

LM: What was your original inspiration for the visuals we’ll see on Saturday?

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LISTEN: CCM’s ‘The Damnation of Faust’ Featured on WVXU’s Around Cincinnati

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer discussed the upcoming multimedia production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust with CCM’s Earl Rivers on the latest edition of WVXU’s Around Cincinnati.

You can listen to the full interview here. Performance information for The Damnation of Faust is available after the jump!

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CCM Presents Romantic Dramatic Legend ‘The Damnation of Faust’

Footage by Raul Barcelona.

CCM’s Chamber Choir, Chorale, Philharmonia Orchestra and Cincinnati Children’s Choir combine for an unforgettable performance of the grand and romantic The Damnation of Faust. Hector Berlioz’s imaginative work will be presented at Corbett Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, featuring cinematic visual elements that are the result of collaboration with CCM’s Division of Electronic Media.

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CCM Students Present the Second Annual Carol for a Cause Benefit Concert

Students from CCM’s Musical Theatre program present an evening of holiday music and cheer on Friday, Dec. 2 at the second annual Carol for a Cause.

Sponsored by CCM Tribunal, all proceeds from this festive concert will be donated to the Women Helping Women crisis center, an organization in Cincinnati devoted to helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. in room 300 of the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center in CCM Village. Tickets are $3 at the door.

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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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