CET Express Spotlights Dean Peter Landgren & CCM’s 2012 Moveable Feast

CCM Dean Peter Landgren recently stopped by CET, Cincinnati’s Public Television Station, to discuss next week’s “Moveable Feast” event (and much more) with Barbara Kellar.

You can view the entire CET Express segment here.

Be sure to join us next Friday, Jan. 20, for “A Moveable Feast!”

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CityBeat’s Fall Arts Preview Spotlights Upcoming CCM Events

CityBeat's Fall Arts Preview

CityBeat's Fall Arts Preview

CityBeat‘s annual Fall Arts Preview issue is on newsstands this week, providing a sneak peek at CCM’s upcoming theatre and concert seasons. “There’s so much going on at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music,” writes Anne Arenstein, “that you need a separate iPad to keep track of everything.”

The issue also includes a look at the future of Cincinnati’s new classical music scene with CCM’s Ixi Chen and Michael Fiday. Read Anne Arenstein’s feature to learn more about how CCM doctoral student Laura Sabo and CCM alumnus Drew Klein are helping Cincinnati’s music scene move in exciting new directions!

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Preview: The Scenic Design of “Rent”

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Later this month, CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater will transform into the lower East Side of New York City for our Mainstage Production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent. Set Designer Brian Ruggaber provides us with a preview of this transformation today. UC Photojournalism student Jospeh Wilkens then shows us how these designs come to life in our state-of-the-art scene shop.

Rent features lighting by Weston Wetzel, sound design by Valerie Lawrence, costumes by Rebecca Doroshuk, hair & make-up design by Robert Michael Navarre, choreography by Diane Lala, musical direction by Steven Goers and stage direction by Richard Hess. The breakthrough musical of the 1990s runs Feb. 24 – March 6. Tickets are on sale now. Learn more about the production after the jump.

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Preview: The Costume Designs of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

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Costume designer Amanda Rae Janke, a third-year graduate student, will present her thesis work with her 18th-century inspired costume designs for CCM’s upcoming production of The Marriage of Figaro. Designing for her first opera and her first set of costumes for the 18th-century, Amanda had the challenge of researching the time period to design the realistic costumes. In addition, her costumes were integral to the plot of the opera as well. One example is a cloak that switches hands quickly between two female characters in a comedic scene of mistaken identities.

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Preview: The Scenic Design of “The Marriage of Figaro”

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CCM’s 2010-11 Mainstage Series continues next month with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. This is CCM Professor of Stage Design Thomas Umfrid’s second Marriage of Figaro project for CCM. Umfrid and Robin Guarino, Figaro director and head of CCM Opera, capitalized on their previous operatic collaborations to produce a classic set design for Figaro that will elegantly support and showcase the young CCM cast.

The Marriage of Figaro runs from February 10-13, 2011 in the Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus. Annunziata Tomaro conducts.

Tickets are available by contacting the CCM box office at 513-556-4183 or by visiting http://ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.html.

You can view Umfrid’s previous Figaro designs here.

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