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Cincinnati Opera's Beginnings

Join Evans Mirageas for a one-hour retrospective on the century of exquisite productions, extraordinary guest performers, and zoo animals that encompass the story of our Cincinnati Opera.

Cincinnati Opera's Beginnings Playlist

O'Keefe: The Poor Soldier – "A Rose Tree"
David and Ginger Hildebrand

Anon: Ride Up In the Chariot
Met Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Kathleen Battle, soprano; James Levine, conductor

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro – "Deh vieni, non tardar"
Swedish Radio Symphony; Elizabeth Söderström, soprano; Colin Davis, conductor

Gluck: Orfeo – "Trionfi d'amore"
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; RIAS Kammerchor; Bernarda Fink, mezzo soprano; Marina Fehr, soprano; Rene Jacobs, conductor

Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude to Act III
Berlin Philharmonic; Klaus Tennstedt, conductor

Boito: Mefistofele – Prologo-finale
Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Julius Rudel, conductor

Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Eugene Ysaye, conductor

Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann Septet
Suisse Romande Orchestra; Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Placido Domingo, Gabriel Bacquier et al; Richard Bonynge, conductor

Flotow: Martha – Overture
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Robert Heger, conductor

Flotow: Martha – "Letzte Rose"
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano; Robert Heger, conductor

Verdi: Rigoletto – "La donna e mobile"
Salvatore Sciaretti, tenor

Niles: I Wonder As I Wander
John Jacob Niles, tenor

Bizet: Carmen – "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre"
London Symphony Orchestra; Ambrosian Opera Singer; Sherill Milnes, baritone; Claudio Abbado, conductor

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel – Dream Pantomime
Milwaukee Symphony; Andreas Delfs, conductor

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