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WGUC-FM To Broadcast 'Opera In The Park' July 11

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Summit Park is located at 4335 Glendale Milford Road in Blue Ash.

Classical music WGUC-FM will broadcast the Cincinnati Opera season premiere, Opera in the Park, live from Summit Park at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11.

No free tickets remain for the opening night performance of the opera's open-air festival at Summit Park in Blue Ash.

Evans Mirageas, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Opera, and Suzanne Bona, host of WGUC-FM's Sunday Baroque, will host the preview of the upcoming opera season. Performances from Tosca, Carmen and The Barber of Seville will be accompanied by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians.

From the Cincinnati Opera events page:

"Our re-imagined open-air festival takes place at Summit Park in Blue Ash. Get swept away this summer by the return of live opera in magical, must-see performances under the stars. View our festival landing page for performance descriptions, casting details, health and safety guidelines, and answers to other frequently asked questions, or purchase tickets for specific performances …  Questions? Need assistance? Call the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742.

The 2021 opera schedule:

Carmen: 8:30 p.m. on July 17, 22, 26 and 30.

Tosca: 8:30 p.m. on July 23, 27 and 31.

The Barber of Seville: 8:30 p.m. on July 24 and July 29.

Opera in the Park airs 7:30-9 p.m. July 11 on WGUC-FM (90.9), online at wguc.org, via WGUC's mobile app, or by asking your smart speaker to "play WGUC."

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