First Look: CCMONSTAGE ‘The Bartered Bride’

CCMONSTAGE Opera’s production of The Bartered Bride continues tonight, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at Patricia Corbett Theater. This romantic comedy composed by Bedřich Smetana features a new English translation by CCM faculty member Kathleen Kelly. Get your first look at the opera in the slideshow below.

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Part bubbly operetta and part Bohemian folk pageant, CCM sets The Bartered Bride in a Czech community in Texas in 1948. Mařenka is arranged to marry the son of a rich landowner, but she is in love with someone else. Defiantly, Mařenka vows before her parents that she will only accept her love, Jeník, as her husband. As her parents and the matchmaker fight for the arranged marriage, the young lovers fight against tradition in order to be together.

“This story lends itself wonderfully to being shaped from a modern point of view,” says CCM Artist Diploma student Audrey Chait, director of the opera. “This production explores what it means to be a young American immigrant, preserving the traditions of the old country while embracing a new way of life.”

CCM’s production is conducted by guest artist and CCM alumnus Levi Hammer and features a new English singing libretto by CCM Opera faculty member Kathleen Kelly. The opera’s original libretto is by Karel Sabina. The process of translation and adaptation started between Kelly and Chait in the summer. In order to make the translation more authentic to the immigrant experience, some text is left in the original Czech.

“In the spirit of realism, the folk songs are sung as-is, as are moments when characters do not want to filter their most urgent thoughts through a second language,” Chait adds.

Movers and Makers magazine named CCM’s production of The Bartered Bride a “must see” event of Cincinnati’s music and opera of the fall season. Read more about this season’s Opera Series in The News Record.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Opera Series presents The Bartered Bride on Nov. 22-24, 2019, at Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.

Creative Team

  • Audrey Chait*, director
  • Levi Hammer, conductor
  • Kathleen Kelly, master coach
  • Molly Getsinger*, chorus master
  • David Adams, Czech language advisor
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Blaine Shepherd*, costume designer
  • Nina Algelvis*, lighting designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Cheyenne Holbert*, wig and make-up designer
  • Marley Giggey*, production stage manager
  • Myrrh Sewell*, prop master
  • Shauna Steele, movement consultant

*CCM student

Cast List

  • Samuel Kidd*, Jordan Krack+ as Krušina, a peasant
  • Deborah Rivera-Badillo*, Rachel Ballitch+ as Ludmila, his wife
  • Jordan Stadvec*, Brittany Olivia Logan+ as Mařenka, their daughter
  • Turner Staton as Mícha, a landowner
  • Elana Bell as Háta, his wife
  • Tayte Mitchell*, Mishael Eusebio+ as Vašek, their son
  • Victor Cardamone*, Jordan Loyd+ as Jeník, Mícha’s son by a former marriage
  • Michael Hyatt*, Ryan Wolfe+ as Kecal, a marriage broker
  • Manfred Anaya as Principál komediantů, ringmaster
  • Justin Burgess as actor
  • Anyeé Farrar*, Vistoria Ellington+ as Esmeralda, dancer and comedienne
  • Manfred Anaya, Alexander Kapp, James Henry Benson, Haksung Lee, Megan Graves, Anna Mosoriak, David Guzmán, Michael Pandolfo, Saane Halaholo, Josey Poppin, Johan Hartman, Yi-Chun Tsai, Andrea Tulipana as ensemble
  • Sophie Beadie, Sarah Santarsiero, Lily Kozub, Rebekah Docea, Erika Shi, Meg Green, Ying-Chi Lu as circus performers 

* Thursday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 23

+ Friday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 24

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24

Location

Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $39.50; Student discounts and group rates are also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Subscribe to CCMONSTAGE’s Three-Show Opera Series for just $89.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s and Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Alum and Renowned Tenor Stuart Skelton to Lead Master Class

From Sydney to Cincy: Stuart Skelton (MM Voice, ’95) brings skills and experience from his 25-year career to the CCM master classroom on Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15.

There was a warmth to Stuart Skelton’s voice as he laughed about the sheer luck that landed him across the globe in Cincinnati, Ohio, from Sydney, Australia. “I definitely didn’t think this would be my path,” he says. Now a Grammy-nominated tenor and the 2014 International Opera Awards Male Singer of the Year, Skelton is critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and intensely dramatic portrayals. And he couldn’t imagine it any other way.

Skelton began performing at the age of 7, when he started singing at St. Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia. Yet it was only after completing his undergraduate work in economics and law at the University of Sydney that he feels his passion for singing was given the chance of a lifetime. He was awarded a scholarship to travel overseas to pursue various vocal auditions, and Cincinnati made the list. “In a sense I was doing something totally unheard of,” he recalls. “Most vocal performers head to London from Australia as opposed to the U.S.”

After seeing countless programs across the states, the level of dedication among the CCM faculty, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities, tipped the scales. “That was it — my opportunity to give singing professionally a shot, which I had never given any thought to actually doing for a living.” And lucky for us (and our ears), it has worked out. Skelton has appeared in many of the world’s most celebrated opera houses, singing with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, English National Opera and Paris Opera.

Finding Home in The Queen City

Skelton recalls being intensely focused on what needed to be done during his graduate studies at CCM. He says it’s that type of focus and self-awareness that allows one to intentionally hone in on their craft. He was able to share this sentiment with students during CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebrations, and will do so again next week during a multi-part master class — opportunities he calls “an absolute joy.”

“Master classes are a two-way bridge of trust between the teacher and student,” he says. “When you put yourself out there as a performer in front of the audience, the students gain a certain level of trust in you once you start working with them.”

Skelton says one of his happiest moments professionally has been returning to CCM to work with students and witness the next generation of performers. His advice? Apply the parts of every life experience you can use to your advantage and don’t bother with rest. “You’ll spend much more time and enthusiasm embracing the things that are helpful and instructive.”

And with a full performance schedule until 2023 spanning all over the world, Skelton’s 25-year career shows no signs of slowing down. No matter where he goes, he says it’s important to create small pockets of home; it makes you feel less alone in a city you don’t otherwise know well. He’s quick to point out that CCM will always be a small corner of home … And we’re sure glad he’s not a stranger.

Skelton will be giving master classes on Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15 at CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. These are free and open to the public and will last approximately 2 hours.

Master Class Details

4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


Story by Jamie Muenzer, Associate Director of Alumni Relations

CCM News

Welcome to What’s Next: CCM Shares Fall 2019 Calendar

The UC College-Conservatory of Music’s fall CCMONSTAGE events range from choral and winds concerts to theatre arts productions and more. Performances start on Sept. 10, 2019.

Click the image to view a digital version of CCM’s fall 2019 calendar of major events.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents more than 70 major events during its CCMONSTAGE fall 2019 performance series. New this year, arts lovers can purchase subscription packages and single tickets online through the college’s new digital box office at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com. Tickets are on sale to the general public now.

This fall’s lineup of free and ticketed events includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatre and dance productions, choral, winds, orchestral and jazz performances and much more! You can learn about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Fall Calendar of Events by visiting https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmonstage-fall-2019-calendar-booklet.

CCMONSTAGE Fall 2019 Calendar of Major Events

September

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
WHAT ARE PATTERNS FOR?
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kathleen Kelly, piano

Soprano Amy Johnson joins forces with Kathleen Kelly, marking Kelly’s first faculty recital since joining CCM in 2018. This recital features the world premiere of Judith Shatin’s mono-drama, Patterns, written for Johnson and based on Amy Lowell’s eponymous poem. Other selections include George Crumb’s Three Early Songs, three works by Richard Hundley and a pastiche grouping of Elinor Remick Warren, Madeleine Dring, Katherine Hoover and Ricky Ian Gordan. Each segment offers settings of poetry by early 20th-century luminaries Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Anna Wickham as well as Lowell.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
THE INNOCENTS
Featuring faculty artist Allen Otte and guest artist John Lane, voices, percussion and electronics
An evening-length performance art piece for speaking percussionists and electronic soundscape that is in response to the national Innocence Project, which works to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals and advocates for reforms to the criminal justice system.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
• Winds Series •
CIRCUS MAXIMUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano

The CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble open the season with a thrilling program culminating in John Corigliano’s surround-sound masterpiece Circus Maximus.
Wind Ensemble:

GALBRAITH: Danza de los Duendes
MCBETH: Kaddish
PERSICHETTI: Symphony No. 6 for Band, Op. 69
Wind Symphony:

ETEZADY: Shoutout
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
CORIGLIANO: Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
• Guest Artist Series •
Yogesh Samsi and Hardeep Chana, tabla
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
LA CRÉATION DU MONDE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
POULENC: Aubade for Piano and Orchestra
MILHAUD: La Création du Monde
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
• Orchestra Series •
SEASON-OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Giora Schmidt, violin

DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Jazz Series •
SWINGING WITH WOODY HERMAN:
THE INAUGURAL JOHN VON OHLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist John Fedchock, trombone/composer
Hot off their Summer 2019 tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen, who drummed with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman before joining CCM’s jazz faculty. This memorial concert raises scholarship funds in Von Ohlen’s honor.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
DARKNESS AND LIGHT
The Ariel Quartet
CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence opens its 2019-20 concert series with a program featuring:
HAYDN: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”
DUN: Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
• Winds Series •
ICONS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds opens its season with an evening of works by renowned composers of the 20th century.
PERSICHETTI: Serenade No. 1
HINDEMITH: Septet for Winds
ARRIEU: Dixtuor
STRAUSS: Suite in B-flat, Op. 4
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
• Choral Series •
CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest conductor and CCM alumnus Miguel Felipe

The CCM Chamber Choir performs Dallapiccola’s Canti di prigionia (Songs of Imprisonment) with texts of Mary Stuart’s Prayer, The Invocation of Boethius and Savonarola’s Farewell; CCM Chorale performs an eclectic mass derived from Virgil Thomson’s Kyrie Eleison, Rachmaninoff’s Glory to God from All-Night Vigil, Schütz’s Wir glauben all an einen Gott, Rheinberger’s Sanctus and Benedictus and Giles Swayne’s Agnus Dei. The Cincinnati Youth Choir and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses offer a variety of contrasting repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30
• Guest Artist Series •
Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ
Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE


October

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
• Jazz Series •
FROM BOP TO POP
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker along with today’s popular jazz artists.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
• Orchestra Series •
PRIDE OF RUSSIA
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dror Biran, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 102
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 (preview)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
• Play Series •
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

By Oscar Wilde
Susan Felder, director

Infidelity, blackmail, a birthday ball and a fan are at the center of this 19th-century satire set in London. Lady Windermere suspects that her husband is having an affair with a mysterious woman. Will she exact her revenge and find comfort in another man? What is the true identity of the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne — and why is Lord Windermere secretly giving her money? A witty evaluation of marriage, sex and gender politics, this classic by Oscar Wilde gave the world the iconic line: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: Prices start at $32.50; student and group discounts available. Preview performance tickets start at $15.50. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling College class.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
• Winds Series •
GRAND PIANOLA MUSIC
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano, and student soloists Giuliano Graniti and Fabio Menchetti, piano

LAMB MCCUNE: Caveat
ADAMS: Grand Pianola Music
GERSHWIN: Concerto in F
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating over 40 years of residencies at CCM, virtuoso Oscar Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: STRAUSS, SCHULLER, SHOSTAKOVICH
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs selections featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
STRAUSS/FRIEDMAN: A Strauss Fanfare
STRAUSS: Allerseelen
SHOSTAKOVICH: Allegro from Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
SCHULLER: Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Op. 16
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Orchestra Series •
THE GREAT
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
LARSEN: Symphony: Water Music
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“The Great”)
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Guest Artist Series •
Eric Pritchard, violin
James Tocco, piano

Featuring sonatas by Beethoven, Ravel and Strauss.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
• Play Series •
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Richard E. Hess, director

In this 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Play, 15-year-old Christopher uses his extraordinary brain to navigate everyday life. He is exceptional at mathematics but has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. He detests being touched and he distrusts strangers, overwhelmed by sensory overload. When Christopher finds his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, he becomes determined to solve the mystery of who murdered the dog. His detective work takes him on a thrilling journey through London that overturns his entire world.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $27; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Animals (chamber version)
CHIN: Double Concerto for percussion and prepared piano
ROUSE: Iscariot
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
THE FUGUE
The Ariel Quartet

This concert of fugues features Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 with its original final movement, the Grosse Fugue, which is often performed on its own as Beethoven’s Opus 133.
MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 and 133
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
• Guest Artist Series •
Loadbang

New York City chamber ensemble Loadbang visits CCM for two concerts, the first featuring some of their favorite works commissioned for the ensemble, and the second consisting of compositions written for Loadbang by CCM student composers.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• Musicals Series •
42ND STREET
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes
Original Direction and Dances by Gower Champion
Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros.,
the owner of music publishers’ rights
Diane Lala, director and co-choreographer
Katie Johannigman, co-choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $35.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors: Macy’s and Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Alan Siebert, trumpet

PRESS: Wedding Dance from “Hasseneh”
SALFELDER: Crossing Parallels
BRYANT: Ecstatic Waters
REED: Variations on the “Porazzi” Theme of Wagner
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
CICHY: Divertimento for Winds and Percussion
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
Featuring works by the usual suspects:  Henry Cowell, John Cage and Bill Russell; along with Edgard Varese and Gerald Strang.
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
GINO DIMARIO SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL

CCM Prep music students will perform in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please join us for a reception following the performance.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE, donations accepted


7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• Jazz Series •
FLYING HOME
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring faculty artist Rusty Burge, percussion

The Terry Gibbs Dream Band was the hottest band in LA in late ‘50s and early ‘60s with Gibbs leading the way with blazing solos on the vibraphone. CCM faculty artist and Percussion Group Cincinnati band member Rusty Burge joins the Jazz Orchestra for a night of the swinging-est charts you’ve ever heard.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Richard E. Hess, producer

Join us for our annual celebration of original student film work. After random team placement, student writers, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create original short films. With more than 100 UC student participants, eight short films will be screened.
Location:
MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
Jan Grüning, viola
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
• Musicals Series •
Richard O’Brien’s
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Vincent DeGeorge, director and choreographer

Stephen Goers, musical director
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. Celebrate Halloween with this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical, which features popular hits such as “Science Fiction – Double Feature,” “Time Warp” and “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).” For mature audiences.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller


November

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
• Orchestra Series •
CSI HALLOWEEN: POST-MORTEM
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director
Featuring guest artist Leslie B. Dunner, conductor and chief medical examiner

LISZT: Totentanz
SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the “Dead” Animals
BRITTEN: “Dead” Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $20; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
• Winds Series •
LEGACY
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Terence Milligan, music director emeritus
Featuring the Walnut Hills High School Wind Ensemble
Featuring faculty artist Mark Ostoich, oboe

CCM faculty artist Mark Ostoich joins the Wind Symphony for a performance of Oscar Navarro’s Legacy, a concerto for oboe and wind ensemble.
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
SCHOENBERG: Theme and Variations
SALFELDER: Cathedrals
NAVARRO: Legacy
HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Choral and Winds Series •
MUSIC FOR A CATHEDRAL
CCM Chamber Choir and Brass Choir
Earl Rivers and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

In the splendor of Covington’s Cathedral Basilica, CCM presents selections from G. Gabrieli’s Sacrae Symphoniae, Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Henry Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Heinrich Schütz’s Alleluja! Lobet den Herren (Psalm 150), Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin and Sir William Walton’s Coronation Te Deum.
Location:
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption 1101 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring guest artist Tyshawn Colquitt, vocals

The groove is guaranteed to be “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” in this musical tribute to one of Motown’s brightest stars! Hear the hits of Stevie Wonder brought to life by the CCM Jazz Lab Band and Cincinnati native Tyshawn Colquitt, a seven-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo and recent contestant on NBC’s The Voice singing competition.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $27.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
GRANT US PEACE
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, with texts from the Mass, poems of Walt Whitman, a political speech and the Bible. Spirituals, jazz and popular favorites complete the program.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE

A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
CCM Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Madeleine Mitchell, violin
Michael Delfin, piano
The first half of the program includes British works spanning the last 100 years, including works by Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, Grace Williams and Sir James MacMillan’s Kiss on Wood, which was written for Madeleine Mitchell. The second half of the program features the premiere of faculty artist Douglas Knehans’ Mist Waves, which was written specially for Mitchell. The recital closes with Edvard Grieg’s popular and passionate Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45. Mitchell has been described by The Times as “one of the UK’s liveliest musical forces and foremost violinists” and has performed in 50 countries. She is renowned for her championship of British music and her recent album of the Chamber Music of Grace Williams (1906-77) for Naxos has been highly acclaimed. Read more about Mitchell at www.madeleinemitchell.com
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission
: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
• Orchestra Series •
SHOSTAKOVICH FIFTH
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BORODIN: Prince Igor Overture
BRITTEN: Lachrymae, Op. 48a
SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
• Guest Artist Series •
Jeffrey Springer, tenor
Amy Johnson, soprano
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Internationally acclaimed lirico-spinto tenor Jeffrey Springer is joined by CCM’s Amy Johnson, soprano, for a concert of music by Anton Coppola. Still active at age 102, Coppola contributed several new works for this event. His career as a composer, conductor and teacher (maestro) spans 85 years and has taken him from Broadway to major opera houses around the world.  The concert features excerpts from his opera Sacco and Vanzetti, which Springer premiered and Johnson has recorded.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dwight Parry, oboe

POULENC: Mouvements perpétuels
BRITTEN: Sinfonietta, Op. 1
MARTINŮ: Oboe Concerto, H.353
FARRENC: Nonet in E-flat Major, Op. 38
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
• Guest Artist Series •
Sergio Carolino, tuba
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
• Winds Series •
PRISM
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensembles

Join us for a thrilling afternoon of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE), the UC Bearcat Band and more!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


CANCELLED
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK 2
Featuring CCM student artists

Piano students from the piano studio of James Tocco present a recital of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece of the keyboard repertoire.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
CLASSICAL GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC
Clare Callahan, music director and coordinator

Pieces for guitar with voice, strings and winds.
Location:
Watson Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, coordinator

Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
• Winds Series •
GIVE US THIS DAY
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Ann Porter, guest conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ron Aufmann, clarinet

JOLLEY: Motordom
WHITACRE: October
HOLST: Second Suite in F
TULL: Sketches on a Tudor Pslam
BACH: Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572
MASLANKA: Give Us This Day
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Opera Series •
THE BARTERED BRIDE

Music by Bedřich Smetana
Libretto by Karel Sabina
New English translation by CCM faculty artist Kathleen Kelly
Levi Hammer, conductor
Audrey Chait, director
Part bubbly operetta and part Bohemian folk pageant, The Bartered Bride is a romantic comedy set in a Czech community in Texas in 1948. Mařenka is arranged to marry the son of a rich landowner, but she is in love with someone else. Defiantly, Mařenka vows before her parents that she will only accept her love, Jeník, as her husband. As her parents and the matchmaker fight for the arranged marriage, the young lovers fight against tradition in order to be together.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $39.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra
Marie Knueven, music director and conductor

A side-by-side concert presented by the CCM Concert Orchestra and Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra.
Location:
Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE


1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
DOES MUSIC THEORY MATTER?
Timothy Cutler, Cleveland Institute of Music

Have you ever wondered what classical music’s great composers and performers thought about music theory and analysis? Did it matter to them, and should it matter to us? Timothy Cutler, Professor and Head of Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, will address these questions in his talk.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Ned McGowan, flute
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• Orchestra Series •
CONCERTO CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Featuring CCM student soloists

MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
BIZET: Symphony in C
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Jazz Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer
Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26
• Winds Series •
MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring student artist Shannon Cochran, soprano

The CCM Wind Symphony commemorates the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots, featuring John Corigliano’s masterful Mr. Tambourine Man on lyrics of Bob Dylan.
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
HIGDON: Mysterium
CLAY METTENS: Un-Masqued
THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!
CORIGLIANO: Mr. Tambourine Man
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


December

7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs classical and popular holiday selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3
• Guest Artist Series •
New Third Stream Quartet
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, artistic director

HOOVER: Seven Haiku
STROZZI: “L’astratto” and “che si può fare”
BRITTEN: Canticle III
MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer (arr. Schoenberg)
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
• Dance Series •
THE ART OF MOTION
Deirdre Carberry, director

CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members.
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


CANCELLED
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Esther Lamneck, clarinet and tárogató
Alfonso Belfiore, piano and composer
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Admission: FREE


2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Little Miami, Milford, St. Xavier and Walnut Hills High Schools
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Molly Getsinger and Matthew Coffey conductors, with guest conductors Sarah J. Baker, Tracy Carpenter, Anthony Nims and Jeffrey Stern

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2019 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts are available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter, Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa, Christopher Nichter and Rick Canter, conductors

The area’s most talented middle and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Michael Lund Zeigler, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, music director
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12
UC Bearcat Bands
Christopher Nichter, music director

Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside of music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location:
Corbett Auditorium Great Hall (Room 465) of UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SONGS OF LIGHT
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir – including CCM resident choirs, ChoralQuest, Cincinnati Choral Academy and CYC parent choir – perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium Great Hall (Room 465) of UC’s Tangeman University Center
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

Cincinnati Junior Strings features the area’s premiere string players, ages 10-14, performing a variety of traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural string orchestra music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


Event Information

All events listed above take place in CCM Village on UC’s campus unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather conditions, CCM will handle the cancellation of events and performances as follows: if the University of Cincinnati is closed, all CCM performances on that day will be cancelled.

Purchasing Tickets

Experiencing the magic of CCMONSTAGE has never been easier! Purchase your tickets:

  • Online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com
  • Over the phone at 513-556-4183
  • In person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticket discounts are available for UC and non-UC students and groups.

CCM’s Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 12:30-6 p.m., Sat. from 12-4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain for ticketed performances. Hours subject to change based on the University of Cincinnati calendar.

CCM Student Ticket Options

Advance Sales

Want to guarantee your seat? Current CCM students can purchase up to two tickets for each 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE concert and production at the discounted rate of just $5 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required. 

Rush Tickets

Current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most CCMONSTAGE events at no charge through student rush. CCM student rush tickets become available two days before each concert performance and one hour prior to the start of each theatre arts (dance, plays, musicals, opera) performance. CCM student rush tickets subject to availability. Tickets must be requested in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Other restrictions may apply. Inquire at the CCM Box Office for full details.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $8 for each fall performance selected. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for fall performances or special events is usually available for $8-$15.

The CCM Garage is managed by UC Parking Services. For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/parking. To provide feedback or comments, please call 513-556-2283 during business hours.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/parking/visitors-maps. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.


Sponsors and Partners

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter
All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor 

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Macy’s
CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Showcase Sponsor 

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

Anonymous
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors 

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors 

Ms. Margaret A. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Collaborative Piano Sponsor

Robert & Debra Chavez
Three Arts Scholarship Fund
DIGS
CCMpower Partners 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Greg Mathein
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Trish & Rick Bryan
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation
Jeff Thomas Catering
Event Sponsors 

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Voice Sponsor

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

 

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CCM Voice Alumnae Named 2019 Sara Tucker Study Grant Recipients

Each year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation awards the Sara Tucker Study Grant to singers, selected through a vocal competition, who are recently out of the university or conservatory and are considered to be at the beginning of promising careers. This year’s recipients include two recent UC College-Conservatory of Music alumnae: Kayleigh Decker (MM Voice, 2017) and Jessica Faselt (MM Voice, 2016).

Mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker began her 2018-19 season as an ensemble member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her mainstage work in the company’s season includes Dorothée in Cendrillon and Cretan Woman No. 2 in Idomeneo, both under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. She also covers Idamante in Idomeneo and Prince Charmant in Cendrillon. The 2017-18 season included two title role debuts for Decker: La Cenerentola with Queen City Opera, and Ariodante with CCM Opera. She was also a Schwab Vocal Rising Star with Caramoor and the New York Festival of Song. Decker has been a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Utah Festival Opera and the Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy. At Carnegie Hall, as a part of the Weill Music Institute, she has been a participant in the Joyce DiDonato Masterclass Series, as well as in the inaugural SongStudio, under the auspices of Renée Fleming. Decker has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacDowell Society, the Three Arts Scholarship Fund and the CCM Opera Scholarship Competition. She was awarded the Faustina Hurlbutt Grant and the Louis and Marguerite Bloomberg Greenwood Grant from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

American soprano Jessica Faselt hails from Iowa. She is currently in her first year of the Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, where she made her debut as the Novice in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and her Met: Live in HDdebut as Helmwige in Wagner’s Die Walküre. Opera Index recently awarded her the Tito Cappobiano Memorial Award. Faselt was a winner of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the Grand Final Concert. As a Studio Artist at Florida Grand Opera, she covered the title roles of Richard Strauss’s Salome and Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. She was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, covering the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos. Faselt completed her masters degree at CCM where she was the recipient of the prestigious Corbett Award, and received her bachelor of music from the University of Iowa with honors.

You can learn more about current and past grant recipients here.

About the Richard Tucker Music Foundation
Founded in 1975, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization that honors the artistic legacy of the great American tenor through support of talented American opera singers and by bringing opera into the community.

The Foundation seeks to heighten appreciation for opera by offering free performances in the New York Metropolitan area and by supporting music education enrichment programs.

Through an awards program that offers grants for study, performance opportunities and other career-enhancing activities the Foundation provides professional development for singers at several levels of career-readiness. Learn more by visiting https://richardtucker.org/.
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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM Slideshows: ‘La Clemenza di Tito’

CCM’s brand-new take on Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) opens this Friday, April 12, and continues through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Corbett Auditorium. A dramatic tale of vengeance and forgiveness, CCM’s production is set during the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

View the slideshow below for your sneak peek at the opera. Mozart’s last opera seria, La Clemenza di Tito displays some of his most memorable and marvelous arias. Caught between his duty and his heart, Emperor Tito must choose whether to rule with mercy or with an iron fist after he narrowly avoids an assassination plot.

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La Clemenza di Tito runs April 12-14, 2019 at CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

CCM’s production of La Clemenza di Tito will last 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

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LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe by Franz Giegling
Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, US and Canadian agent for Baerenreiter-Verlag, publisher and copyright owner

Creative Team

  • Jiannan Cheng, conductor
  • Robin Guarino, director
  • Josh Cook*, assistant director
  • Rachel C. Boylan*, costume designer
  • Oran Wongpandid*, hair and make-up designer
  • Kathleen Kelly, musical preparation
  • Evan P. Carlson*, lighting designer
  • Sidney Martin*, props master
  • Mark Halpin, scenic designer
  • Hankyu Lee*, sound designer
  • Margo Leist*, production stage manager
  • Kathleen Kelly and Marco Nistico, language coaches
  • Ahyoung Jung*, Yang Lin* and Bin Yu*, rehearsal pianists

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Salvatore Atti+, Carlos Cardenas^ as Tito Vespasian, Roman Emperor
  • Teresa Perrotta^, Jordan Stadvec+ as Vitellia, daughter of Emperor Vitellio
  • Brenda Iglesias^, Karis Tucker+ as Sesto, young patrician in love with Servilia
  • Grace Kiver^, Michelle La Jeunesse+ as Annio, young patrician in love with Servilia
  • Victoria Okafor+, Yewon Yoon^ as Servilia, sister of Sesto in love with Annio
  • Antonio Cruz^, John Siarris+ as Publio, commander of the Praetorian Guard
  • Chorus: Elana Bell, Justin Burgess, Victor Cardamone, Victoria Ellington, Anyeé Farrar, Christina Hazen, Ella Joyner Horn, Georgia Jacobson, Nicholas Kelliher, Jordan Krack, Brittany Logan, Jordan Loyd, Raven McMillon, Tayte Mitchell, Miguel Pedroza Gonzalez, Deborah Rivera, Turner Staton, Lindsay Webber, Ryan Wolfe

^ Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 14

+ Saturday, April 13

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 12
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati 

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $32. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through CCM’s e-Box Office.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

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CCM Opera Presents Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’

A revolutionary tale of vengeance and forgiveness, this brand-new take on one of Mozart’s final operas displays some of his most memorable and marvelous arias performed by CCM’s stars of tomorrow.

CCM’s Mainstage Series production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) opens on Friday, April 12 and continues through Sunday, April 14, 2019, at CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Jiannan Cheng conducts the production, with stage direction by Robin Guarino, the J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera.

CCM’s production of the opera is set during the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The story focuses on Emperor Tito who must choose a wife, but is unable to find a suitable match. In his search for an empress, Tito narrowly avoids an assassination plot instigated by his protégé Sesto and the former emperor’s daughter, Vitellia, who wants the throne for herself. Caught between his duty and his heart, Tito must choose whether to rule with mercy or with an iron fist.

An esteemed director, Guarino’s work has been seen on stages across the country including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival and Cincinnati Opera, among others. She recently directed The Coronation of Poppea at the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee. A Milwaukee arts critic praised her staging of the opera, writing that “her choices are not just intelligent, but entertaining.”

Experience CCM’s brand-new take on Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

CCM’s production of La Clemenza di Tito will last 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

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LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe by Franz Giegling
Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, US and Canadian agent for Baerenreiter-Verlag, publisher and copyright owner

Creative Team

  • Jiannan Cheng, conductor
  • Robin Guarino, director
  • Josh Cook*, assistant director
  • Rachel C. Boylan*, costume designer
  • Oran Wongpandid*, hair and make-up designer
  • Kathleen Kelly, musical preparation
  • Evan P. Carlson*, lighting designer
  • Sidney Martin*, props master
  • Mark Halpin, scenic designer
  • Hankyu Lee*, sound designer
  • Margo Leist*, production stage manager
  • Kathleen Kelly and Marco Nistico, language coaches
  • Ahyoung Jung*, Yang Lin* and Bin Yu*, rehearsal pianists

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Salvatore Atti+, Carlos Cardenas^ as Tito Vespasian, Roman Emperor
  • Teresa Perrotta^, Jordan Stadvec+ as Vitellia, daughter of Emperor Vitellio
  • Brenda Iglesias^, Karis Tucker+ as Sesto, young patrician in love with Servilia
  • Grace Kiver^, Michelle La Jeunesse+ as Annio, young patrician in love with Servilia
  • Victoria Okafor+, Yewon Yoon^ as Servilia, sister of Sesto in love with Annio
  • Antonio Cruz^, John Siarris+ as Publio, commander of the Praetorian Guard
  • Chorus: Elana Bell, Justin Burgess, Victor Cardamone, Victoria Ellington, Anyeé Farrar, Christina Hazen, Ella Joyner Horn, Georgia Jacobson, Nicholas Kelliher, Jordan Krack, Brittany Logan, Jordan Loyd, Raven McMillon, Tayte Mitchell, Miguel Pedroza Gonzalez, Deborah Rivera, Turner Staton, Lindsay Webber, Ryan Wolfe

^ Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 14

+ Saturday, April 13

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 12
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati 

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $32. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through CCM’s e-Box Office.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

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CCM student Elena Villalón (center) with the other winners of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. From left to right: Miles Mykkanen, William Guanbo Su, Elena Villalón, Thomas Glass and Michaela Wolz. Photography courtesy of Ken Howard.

CCM Student Elena Villalón Named Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 National Council Auditions

CCM student Elena Villalón (center) with the other winners of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. From left to right: Miles Mykkanen, William Guanbo Su, Elena Villalón, Thomas Glass and Michaela Wolz. Photography courtesy of Ken Howard.

CCM student Elena Villalón (center) with the other winners of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. From left to right: Miles Mykkanen, William Guanbo Su, Elena Villalón, Thomas Glass and Michaela Wolz. Photography courtesy of Ken Howard.

We are thrilled to report that current CCM student Elena Villalón has been named a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 National Council Auditions! After a months-long series of auditions involving more than 1,000 singers at the district, regional and national levels, a panel of expert judges named Villalón and four other singers as the winners of the 65th annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize. You can learn more about all of the 2019 National Council Winners by visiting www.metopera.org/about/auditions/national-council-auditions/winners.

Senior Voice Performance major Elena Villalón has been named a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 National Council Auditions.

Senior Voice Performance major Elena Villalón has been named a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 National Council Auditions.

A soprano from Austin, Texas, who studies with CCM Professor William McGraw, Villalón joins Houston Grand Opera’s studio artist program in the 2019-20 season, after being a finalist and winning the audience prize in the 31st annual Eleanor McCollum Competition. She has been a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and at Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy. Her CCM performances include the roles of Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone and Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring.

As previously reported, fellow CCM-trained singers  Joshua Wheeker, tenor (CCM Voice 2007-2012); Murrella Parton (MM Voice, 2017) also advanced to the Met’s National Council Semi-Finals this year.

This marks the second consecutive year that CCM singers have “won the Met,” as CCM alumna Jessica Faselt (MM Voice, 2016) was one of five singers who won the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. You can learn more about Faselt’s win courtesy of the Cincinnati Business Courier.

CCM alumni and students frequently advance to the final rounds of the Met’s National Council Auditions, which is widely considered to be the nation’s most prestigious vocal competition. In 2017, four CCM alumni competed in the semi-finals, including Faselt; Summer Hassan, soprano (MM Voice, 2014); Andrew Manea, baritone (MM Voice, 2016); and Cody Quattlebaum, bass-baritone (BM Voice, 2015) — who was chosen as a finalist during that year’s national competition.

About the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions

Following the creation of the Met’s National Council in the 1952-53 season, the first Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions took place in 1954 in the Twin Cities. For over 60 years, the annual competition has helped launch the careers of countless young singers, including some of opera’s greatest stars. Every season, over 100 former participants in the National Council Auditions appear on the Met roster.

The district-level and regional auditions, held across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, are sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera National Council and administered by National Council members and hundreds of volunteers from across the country. Currently in its 65th year, the program has launched the careers of such well-known stars as Renée FlemingSusan GrahamFrederica von StadeDeborah VoigtLawrence BrownleeThomas HampsonEric Owens, Angela MeadeNadine SierraJamie Barton and Ryan Speedo Green. The competition garnered international attention with the release of the 2008 feature-length documentary The Audition, directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, which chronicled the 2007 National Council Auditions season and Grand Finals Concert.

 

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