MUSIC IN THE SUMMER IN CINCINNATI: OPERA TIDBITS
New this season, Cincinnati Opera is offering a trio of recitals featuring Young Artists at The Mercantile Library. Each 40-minute concert will include select art song and operatic repertoire inspired by characters from Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival. For more information, visit cincinnatiopera.org.
Frida Kahlo, Frida Fiercely independent, Frida Kahlo was revolutionary in both her politics and her art. Mezzo-soprano Paulina Villarreal, tenor Pedro André Arroyo, and accompanist Carol Walker will perform selections of repertoire focused on independent women, revolutionaries, Mexican and Hispanic composers, and those who find their own path to freedom through art. When: Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. Where: Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, 11th floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Admission: Free & open to the public. Reservations requested: call (513) 621-0717 to reserve.
Isabelle Eberhardt, Song from the Uproar An explorer and a writer, Isabelle Eberhardt defied convention at the turn of the 20th century as she dressed as a man, converted to Islam, joined a Sufi order, roamed the desert on horseback, and fell in love with an Algerian solider. Get a taste of her inspiring adventures as mezzo-soprano Emma Sorenson, tenor Benjamin Lee, and accompanist Elena Kholodova perform captivating repertoire centered on explorers, mavericks, vagabonds, and female librettists and composers. When: Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 p.m. Where: Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, 11th floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Admission: Free & open to the public. Reservations requested: call (513) 621-0717 to reserve.
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