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Archive for January, 2012

Opera America Magazine Highlights Opera Fusion:New Works

This month CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera’s first work shop in the Opera Fusion: New Works series, was highlighted in Opera America’s 2011 Winter quarterly publication.

Composer, Douglas Cuomo and librettist (the Playwright) John Patrick Shanley brought their opera, DOUBT to Cincinnati for Opera Fusion: New Works. The workshop was directed by, Robin Guarino and Conducted by Maestro Gary Wedow with CCM Opera students singing all lead and ensemble roles. Students from throughout CCM OMDA participated in the workshop which was documented by Academy Award nominated filmmakers, Julia Reichert and Steven Bogner.



Ian Ramirez wins Constance Eberhardt Memorial Award in the National Opera Association Voice Competition

CCM Opera is proud to announce Ian Ramierz (MM, tenor) placed 3rd in the Scholarship Division at the National Opera Association Voice Competition on January 7th in Memphis, TN. Ian competed with eight other finalists from around the country and was chosen to receive the Constance Eberhardt Memorial Award.

Congratulations Mr. Ramirez!


CCM Opera’s Jonathan Stinson (DMA, baritone) participates in Atlanta Opera’s “24-Hour Opera Project”

Atlanta Opera offered an opportunity for composers and librettists to compete in a exciting and one of a kind opportunity called the 24-Hour Opera Project.

Composers, librettists, stage directors, and singers all participated in the 24-Hour Opera Project. Composers and librettists were randomly paired together, and had 12 hours to write an opera scene. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces were assigned to a stage director, who picked singers from a pool of applicants, and had 8 hours to rehearse before presenting the pieces in a showcase-concert 24 hours after the project began.

CCM Opera’s Jonathan Stinson was selected from a national pool of composers  to participate.

This is the exchange between Jonathan and Robin Guarino as the clock started. Atlanta Opera’s blog also chronicled the event from the 2011 24-Hour Opera Project.