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Ohio’s Performing Arts Faced Industry Declines and Now Tough Reopening Limits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Performing Arts Faced Industry Declines and Now Tough Reopening Limits

By Susan Tebben Opera Columbus was ready for its annual gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the performing arts company. The food was ordered and the venue was set for the March event. The next day, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the effective closure of the state, as the spread of COVID-19 began locally. […]

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Drag Meets Opera for Nina West Debut at Southern Theatre

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Drag Meets Opera for Nina West Debut at Southern Theatre

A brand-new show featuring both drag and opera will host drag queen, actor, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 alum Nina West. While there are still very little details on the performance, it’s to be assumed West will demonstrate her singing chops. Her third studio album, “The West Christmas Ever” was released on Nov. 8. […]

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Review: Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s “The Flood”

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s “The Flood”

Drama — across genres and media — is rife with water rising above characters’ heads, in both a literal and figurative sense. The most recent example of this is the engaging one-act original commission by Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, The Flood, premiering this weekend. If you grew up in Columbus, especially on the […]

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Thurber House Presents The Flood: Evenings with Authors

  Thurber House Presents The Flood: Evenings with Authors

Thurber House is excited to help Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra celebrate the WORLD PREMIERE of their brand new co-commissioned opera, The Flood, a harrowing story of human connection told through loss and shared tragedy, centered around the devastation of Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood in the Great Flood of 1913. To kick things off, Thurber […]

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Opera Columbus, ProMusica to Co-Produce Opera based on Ohio Flood of 1913

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Opera Columbus, ProMusica to Co-Produce Opera based on Ohio Flood of 1913

Opera Columbus and ProMusica are partnering to produce and commission a chamber opera titled The Flood, based on the Ohio Flood of 1913 and its effect on four generations. This is Opera Columbus’ first commission of a new opera in nearly 20 years, and takes place on Feb. 8-10 at the Southern Theatre. The opera […]

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The Journey: A Celebration of Music Inspired by African-American Culture

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Journey: A Celebration of Music Inspired by African-American Culture

Featuring the Southside Reeb Avenue Center’s Boys & Girls Club, Thiossane West African Dance Institute, the Lincoln Theatre “Expand Your Horizon” Incubation Program, and local choirs and singers, “The Journey” spans 200 years of African-American history and culture with performances of African drums, spirituals, gospel songs, and music from the Harlem Renaissance. Universal in its […]

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Madama Butterfly

Anne Evans Anne Evans Madama Butterfly

A contemporary approach to the classic, heartbreaking tale of a woman abandoned by the man she loves. An all-women creative team brings a fresh vision to Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, in a modern, tradition-breaking interpretation of this beloved work. This is a first-time collaboration with the OSU Dance Department and features the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The […]

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