Related Program: Cincinnati Edition The Long History Of The Cincinnati Opera Performing At The Cincinnati Zoo By Mark Heyne • May 19, 2015 Related Program: Cincinnati Edition ShareTweetEmail The Cincinnati Opera performed at the Cincinnati Zoo from 1920 through 1971. Tuesday night (May 19) the Opera will once again perform at the Zoo. Listen Listening... / 10:59 Tuesday, May 19, the Cincinnati Opera returns to its first home, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where performances were held from 1920 through 1971. Zoo Director Thane Maynard and Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, talk about the magic of opera performances at the zoo, and their colorful casts of singers and zoo animals. Tags: Cincinnati OperaCincinnati ZooCincinnati EditionShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.