The Reviews Are In For CCM’s ‘Turandot’

In case you missed last Friday’s concert performance of Turandot, both the Cincinnati Enquirer and Music in Cincinnati have posted reviews.

UC’s own News Record also reviewed the concert, which you can read here.

CCM’s Mainstage Opera Series resumes Feb. 10 -13, 2011 with Mozart’s timeless opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro, followed by the Studio Series production of Offenbach’s The Island of Tulipatan in March. Visit CCM’s website for more information on these upcoming productions.

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The Enquirer Previews ‘Turandot’

The Enquirer‘s Janelle Gelfand recently attended Turandot rehearsals at CCM and provided a preview of the upcoming concert performance in Sunday’s paper. You can read her thoughts online here.

CCM presents Puccini’s Turandot at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28 in Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus. Tickets are $20 reserved seating, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. UC student tickets are available day of performance only. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for more information.

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Metropolitan Opera Production Directed By CCM Faculty Member

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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.

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Deborah Polaski Spotlighted in November’s Opera News Magazine

Scott Barnes spotlights dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski in the November issue of Opera News. Polaski attended CCM from 1972-1975, studying with voice teacher Lucille Evans during that time. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Performing Arts from UC this past June. You can view the entire Opera News feature 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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