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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American Opera Legend Returns to CCM

CityBeat‘s Anne Arenstein and the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Janelle Gelfand each take a closer look at Carlisle Floyd’s current residency at CCM – you can view the CityBeat story here and the Cincinnati.com piece here.

The “Evening With Carlisle Floyd” concert event is scheduled for this Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater. Maestro Floyd will be joined by renowned pianist George Darden and CCM student artists for an evening celebrating Floyd’s life in the theater. This special concert event is free and open to the general public.

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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 Opera Presents An Evening With Carlisle Floyd

Noted American composer, librettist, director and pianist Carlisle Floyd returns to CCM for a series of master classes November 10-17, 2010. His residency culminates in a full evening concert on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater. Maestro Floyd will be joined by renowned pianist George Darden and CCM student artists for an evening celebrating Floyd’s life in the theater. This special concert event is free and open to the general public.

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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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