CCM’s Streaming Series Continues with Opera Gala Concerts Premiering on June 17 and 18

CCM_Opera Gala 2021CCM’s award-winning student singers take the stage with the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform excerpts from iconic operas 

CINCINNATI, OH—The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s virtual performance series continues with a pair of Spring Opera Gala concerts, which will be released back-to-back at 7:30 p.m. EDT on June 17 and 18.

CCM’s Spring Opera Gala is a double-casted production: the same repertoire is performed during both broadcasts, but each features a different cast of singers performing arias and duets from such classic Italian operas as Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Gioacchino Rossini’s Otello and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

Each concert stream also begins with a spirited performance of the Overture to Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri by the CCM Philharmonia and concludes with a rousing rendition of the “Sola, sola in buio loco” sextet from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

CCM Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson conducts both performances, with musical preparation by Associate Professor of Opera Kathleen Kelly along with Professor of Opera/Voice Coaching and J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera Marie-France Lefebvre (preparation for the Don Giovanni sextet). See below for complete program and cast information for both broadcasts. Watch an excerpt from the June 18 broadcast here.

All episodes of CCMONSTAGE Online can be digitally streamed for free. After the premiere broadcast, each installment in this ongoing series will remain available for on-demand viewing on CCM’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

CCM’s Spring Opera Gala was recorded live in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on March 26 and 28, 2021. Both performances observed all of the COVID Careful protocols that were required at the time of recording. Video production by MasseyGreenAVP, LLC. Audio production by Joel Crawford Recording. This digital performance series is made possible by support from CCMONSTAGE Online Broadcast Sponsors CCMpower and ArtsWave, and CCMONSTAGE Online Production Sponsors Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer.

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CCMONSTAGE Online Presents
SPRING OPERA GALA
Featuring CCM Opera and Voice Majors and the CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Kathleen Kelly, musical preparation
Marie-France Lefebvre, musical preparation for the Don Giovanni Sextet

Streaming Premieres 

  • Spring Opera Gala 1: 7:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Spring Opera Gala 2: 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday, June 18, 2021

Performance Details
(both concerts feature the same repertoire)

  • Overture to L’Italiana in Algeriby Gioacchino Rossini
  • Aria: “Ah! Per sempre” from I Puritaniby Vincenzo Bellini
  • Duet: “Esulti pur la barbara” from L’Elisir d’Amoreby Gaetano Donizetti
  • Aria: “Eccomi in lieta vesta … O quante volte” from I Capuleti e i Montecchiby Vincenzo Bellini
  • Duet: “Non m’inganni,” from Otello by Gioacchino Rossini
  • Duet: “Verranno a te” from Lucia di Lammermoorby Gaetano Donizetti
  • Duet: “Silvio, a quest’ora” from Pagliacciby Ruggero Leoncavallo
  • Sextet: “Sola, sola in buio loco” from Don Giovanniby W. A. Mozart

View the cast list, orchestra roster and additional performance details by visiting the CCM website


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The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world stage.

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