CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS OPERA GOES TO CHURCH  May 31 AND OPERA GOES TO TEMPLE  July 13 Tickets Available – Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. – Now in its ninth year, this inspiring free concert series will collaborate with congregations in Lakeside Park, KY, and Amberley Village.

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Opera’s hugely successful free community concert series, Opera Goes to Church and Opera Goes to Temple, will feature performances at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Lakeside Park, KY on Saturday, May 31 and Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village on Sunday, July 13.

Channel 5 news anchor Courtis Fuller will emcee both concerts. Now in its ninth year, the series features internationally acclaimed artists from Cincinnati Opera’s mainstage summer season, dynamic congregational choirs, and young artists, performing a variety of musical genres including gospel, sacred, jazz, bluegrass, and classical.

Cincinnati Opera works closely with the music staff and performers at each location to create powerful, unique programs which are individually tailored for each concert. Admission to each event is free, though tickets are required (limit two tickets per household per concert). Tickets are available beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. by calling (513) 241-2742 or visiting  

Opera Goes to Church

Rockdale Temple 

Saturday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. 

2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Featuring the Lakeside Presbyterian Church Choir, Stephanie Nash, director; Cincinnati Opera artists; and the Lakeside Gospel Guys


Opera Goes to Temple

Rockdale Temple 

Sunday, July 13 at 4:00 p.m.

8501 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Featuring the Rockdale Temple Adult Choir; Cincinnati Opera artists; Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; and the Rock Shabbat Band



FREE, though tickets are required. Tickets are available beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. To reserve, call (513) 241-2742 or visit and use promo code PRAISE. Limit two tickets per household per concert.


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Cincinnati Opera’s 2014 Summer Festival will take place June 12 through July 27, featuring Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night, Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto, and Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 8. 

Cincinnati Opera’s 2014 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2014 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.