“The Marriage of Figaro” Opens Tonight!

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Beginning this evening and running through Sunday, Feb. 13, CCM’s Mainstage Series of Operas, Dramas and Musicals presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Mark Lyons provides us with a preview slideshow.

Extremely limited tickets are still available for our matinee performances. Learn more about the production at ccm.uc.edu.

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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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CCM Students’ Voices Soar in Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ Feb. 10-13

Noel Bouley as Figaro and Xi Wang as Susanna in CCM's "The Marriage of Figaro."

Noel Bouley as Figaro and Xi Wang as Susanna in CCM's "The Marriage of Figaro." Photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM students and staff are putting their own mark on Mozart’s timeless opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) whether it is from the original 18th-century-inspired costume designs, the simple and elegant scenic designs or the polished presentation of Mozart’s comedic ensemble scenes. The Marriage of Figaro runs from February 10-13 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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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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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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‘Turandot’ Kicks Off CCM Orchestras’ Exciting Winter Series of Concerts

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Photography by Jing Huan.

CCM’s Orchestral Studies Program begins the New Year in an exciting collaboration with Central Opera, Beijing, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society, CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir in a momentous concert performance of Puccini’s beloved Turandot. The celebration continues with some of the greatest composers of the orchestral repertoire being featured, including a “Stravinsky Festival” with the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale and a Gustav Mahler commemoration concert. A complete list of CCM Orchestras events for Winter 2011 follows.

For more information on CCM’s orchestral 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 Orchestral Events after the jump!

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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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Announcing CCM’s Full Winter 2011 Schedule of Major Events

The CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. Photography by Jing Huan.

Photography by Jing Huan.

With December now upon us, we are happy to announce our full winter schedule of major events. CCM presents nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. All events listed take place on the CCM campus and are free unless otherwise indicated. Some events require paid admission; please see individual event information for details and ordering information. View a digital version of our Winter Events Booklet here.

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