Cincinnati Opera in the Park 2018

Cincinnati Opera presents: OPERA IN THE PARK – A free concert in Washington Park, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring stars from the 2018 Summer Festival, including Norah Amsellem, Sarah Mesko, Youngjoo An, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Ji-Min Park

With the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Keitaro Harada, conductor and Henri Venanzi, chorus master

Musical highlights from such works as La Traviata, Carmen, The Tales of Hoffmann, Rigoletto, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, and more!

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CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Opera kicks off its 98th Summer Festival on Sunday, June 10 with a free concert in Washington Park. Opera in the Park will feature a selection of unforgettable opera and musical theater favorites—from Carmen’s “Habanera” to Carousel’s “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”—performed by stars from the 2018 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of opera under the setting sun. Park concessions will be available with full bar service, soda, and water. Food trucks will be on-site for the event.

No tickets are necessary, but attendees are encouraged to register to receive weather updates, event news, and more. All registrants will be entered into a drawing for a Cincinnati Opera prize package valued at $300. To register, visit
Featured singers for the program include stars from Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival. Cast members from Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless love story La Traviata (June 14, 16, 20 & 22) include sopranos Norah Amsellem (Violetta) and Nicolette Book (Annina); mezzo-soprano Reilly Nelson (Flora Bervoix); tenors Ji-Min Park (Alfredo Germont) and Martin Bakari (Gastone); and baritone Youngjoo An (Giorgio Germont). Joining them from the cast of Claudio Monteverdi’s Baroque masterwork The Coronation of Poppea (June 21, 23, 26, 28 & July 1) are mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko (Ottavia); countertenors Anthony Roth Costanzo (Nero), Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Ottone), and Daniel Moody (Valletto); tenor Andrew Owens (Lucano); and bass-baritone Christian Pursell (Liberto). Keitaro Harada, Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and maestro for Song from the Uproar (2017), will conduct. The Cincinnati Opera Chorus will be led by longtime chorus master Henri Venanzi. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, will serve as host.

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The Opera in the Park Sponsors are Western & Southern Financial Group, Patricia A. Corbett Estate and Trust, and Macy’s. Media partners are 91.7 WVXU and 90.9 WGUC.

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Cincinnati Opera presents
Opera in the Park

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE, but attendees are encouraged to register to receive event updates. All registrants will be entered into a drawing for a Cincinnati Opera prize package valued at $300. To register, visit
Parking: Parking is available in Washington Park Garage. After 4:00 p.m., there is a $6 flat rate.

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every June and July. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams.

Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival runs June 14 through July 31, featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Julien Bilodeau’s Another Brick in the Wall, and Laura Kaminsky’s As One. The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 10. Cincinnati Opera’s production of Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea will be performed in collaboration with Catacoustic Consort. Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2018 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.