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Opera Columbus Premieres Vibrant New ‘La Bohème’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Opera Columbus Premieres Vibrant New ‘La Bohème’

Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème has fired audiences’ imaginations since its premiere 125 years ago. This story of struggling bohemians continues to inspire updated versions and adaptations, most famously Jonathan Larson’s Rent premiering 25 years ago. Opera Columbus continues their 2021 season with a new production of La Bohème directed by Dennis Whitehead Darling and I […]

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Opera Columbus Returns With Magical, Magnetic Don Giovanni

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Opera Columbus Returns With Magical, Magnetic Don Giovanni

After a year of tending the flame with crucial streaming and online content, Opera Columbus roars back to life with a trimmed-down and vibrant take on Mozart’s masterpiece (with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte) Don Giovanni.  I was lucky enough to see the last dress rehearsal of this, one of my favorite operas. The production, […]

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Opera Columbus Names New Director & CEO

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Opera Columbus Names New Director & CEO

Opera Columbus has announced its new general director and CEO. Julia Noulin-Mérat replaces Peggy Kriha Dye, who left the position in October. Noulin-Mérat’s career spans that of producer, designer, and arts administrator for the Boston Lyric Opera and Guerilla Opera, also in Boston. Internationally, she also served as production designer and producer for More Than Musical, Broadway Asia, […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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