Cincinnati Opera presents OPERA IN THE PARK A free concert at Washington Park Sunday, June 9

 Featured artists include Aaron Blake, Nicole Cabell, Ruxandra Donose, Norman Garrett, Lucas Meachem, Marco Panuccio, and Alexandra Schoeny with members of the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Robert Treviño, conductor and Henri Venanzi, chorus master 

Musical highlights from Carmen, West Side StoryTurandot, Don Giovanni, and La Traviata  

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throughout the evening of June 9 

Presenting Sponsor: The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation

Underwritten By: The Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation

Production Sponsor: The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation 

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Opera will kick off its 93rd Summer Festival on Sunday, June 9 with a free concert in downtown Cincinnati’s Washington Park, across from Music Hall. Opera in the Park will feature opera favorites performed by stars of the 2013 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The concert will also inaugurate the Opera Campus, Cincinnati Opera’s latest initiative to bring opera beyond Music Hall and into the community.  

Participating stars from the Cincinnati Opera stage will include sopranos Nicole Cabell and Alexandra Schoeny, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, tenors Aaron Blake and Marco Panuccio, and baritones Norman Garrett and Lucas Meachem. CSO Associate Conductor Robert Treviño will conduct and Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, will serve as host. 

Cabell will sing the role of Donna Elvira in the season-opening production of Don Giovanni. Schoeny will appear in all four operas this summer, including the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Maria Celeste in Galileo Galilei. Donose returns to sing the role of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Blake will appear as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Panuccio will sing the role of the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier. Norman Garrett returns after appearing previously as a young artist. And Meachem will make his company debut in the title role of Don Giovanni. 

Members of the Cincinnati Opera Chorus will also be featured, led by chorus master Henri Venanzi. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of opera under the setting sun. Food trucks will offer patrons the opportunity to purchase items both before and after the performance. Prior to the concert, attendees are encouraged to visit Over-the-Rhine’s eclectic neighborhood festival Second Sunday on Main from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Main Street between 13th and Liberty. 

In the event of rain, the performance will be held inside Music Hall. For updates, visit www.cincinnatiopera.org. 

Cincinnati Opera will post live photos and video clips of the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the evening. Like Cincinnati Opera on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cincinnatiopera, follow @CincinnatiOpera on Instagram and Twitter, and use #CincyOperaInThePark to join the conversation.  

The Opera in the Park Presenting Sponsor is The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation. Concert Underwriter is The Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation. Production Sponsor is The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. Media partners include 91.7 WVXU, 90.9 WGUC, and Cincinnati Magazine. 

 

Cincinnati Opera presents

Opera in the Park

Presenting Sponsor: The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation

Underwritten By: The Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation

Production Sponsor: The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

 

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Admission: FREE and open to the public

Parking: Available in Washington Park Garage, $1 per hour with a $3 maximum.

 

Opera in the Park

Presenting Sponsor: The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation< Underwritten By: The Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation
Production Sponsor: The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation Cincinnati Opera’s 2013 Summer Festival will take place June 13 through July 28, featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Philip Glass’s Galileo Galilei, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. Cincinnati Opera’s 2013 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2013 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.

www.cincinnatiopera.org

 

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