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Meet The Cincinnati Opera's Tracy Wilson

Jul 24, 2020
Cincinnati Opera

Tracy Wilson has seen tremendous changes in Cincinnati’s arts community and the neighborhood surrounding Music Hall in her 35 years with the Cincinnati Opera. She’s with our Anne Arenstein for a conversation about her career and her current work as their Director of Community Engagement and Education.


Anne Arenstein welcomes Sheila Williams, a Northern Kentucky-based author and librettist. She talks about her latest novel, The Secret Women, and the opera “Fierce,” that will be presented by the Cincinnati Opera in 2021.

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The show must go on! With the coronavirus canceling the Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary season, opera fans can enjoy some of the company's greatest hits on WGUC this summer and a one-hour special about its history.

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The opera Blind Injustice premieres at Cincinnati Music Hall this month. The opera tells the true stories of six individuals who were tried, convicted, imprisoned and freed through the work of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Netflix is debuting Juanita, a new film based on Northern Kentucky author Sheila Williams' novel, Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, on March 8. 

The news that Dave Davis has suddenly passed has saddened the Cincinnati music community.  But, the music will go on, and this week there are shows by  Marmalade Brigade; Phil DeGreg & Brasilia; Jose Madrigal, The Ultimate Santana Experience; and jazz vocalist Samantha Carlson.  There's a film about Paul Butterfield at the Woodward, and tix for Ozzy Osbourne's June 6th Riverbend show go on sale this Friday, November 9th.  There are also Cincinnati Opera and Dayton Opera events.

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A new production at the Cincinnati Opera explores the transgender experience and invites the public to join a series of panel discussions. In the contemporary chamber opera As One, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone performer both depict the role of Hannah, a transgender woman.

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Stop staring at the bricks in your wall and get out already—there's plenty to do. 

How did Pink Floyd's seminal album The Wall become the Cincinnati Opera's upcoming US premiere of Another Brick in the Wall

1. Southgate House Revival - 4/18 (Tom Petty Tribute), 4/21 (Sierra Hull)

2. The Greenwich - Chasing the Trane film - 4/19

3. Cincinnati Opera's summer season

4. 4/20 - MOTR Pub, Madison Theatre, Northside Tavern shows

Violins Of Hope, Remembering The Holocaust

Jan 4, 2018

On January 23, the Holocaust & Humanity Center will present Violins of Hope, a community performance featuring nine Holocaust era violins, played by some of Cincinnati's finest musicians.

Cincinnati Opera Prepares For Its 2017 Gala

Nov 10, 2017
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Cincinnati Opera's annual gala returns to historic Music Hall, with the theme of Beauty and the Brick

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Steven Spielberg's mother Leah Adler, a Cincinnati native who gave birth to Steven here in 1946, died Tuesday in Los Angeles where she had operated The Milky Way restaurant. She was 97.

She was born Leah Frances Posner on Jan. 12, 1920, to Philip and Jennie Posner, and raised in Cincinnati during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression.

The 2016 Cincinnati Opera season premieres on 90.9 WGUC-FM at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The four operas were recorded and produced by Cincinnati Public Radio in June and July at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, after Music Hall closed for renovations. Here's the lineup:

Behind The Scenes At The Cincinnati Opera

Jul 15, 2016

Prior to the Cincinnati Opera's season-ending performances of Puccini's Tosca, Rick Pender sits down for a conversation with Glenn Plott, their director of production. 

Cincinnati Opera will present the world premiere of the love story Fellow Travelers this summer in the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff Center. 

Anne Arenstein learns all about the Cincinnati Opera’s upcoming production of Puccini’s Turandot, taking place July 25, 29 and 31 at historic Music Hall, from Artistic Director Evans Mirageas.

Cincinnati Opera presents 'Morning Star'

Jul 3, 2015

Learn about the Cincinnati Opera’s world premiere production of Morning Star from Twyla Robinson who plays the role of Becky.

The Cincinnati Opera’s first world premiere production in more than 50 years is Morning Star, opening on June 30 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Tuesday, May 19, the Cincinnati Opera returns to its first home, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where performances were held from 1920 through 1971.