Concert:nova @Cincinnati Opera Kick-off Party

By Mary Ellyn Hutton

Jun 10, 2008

Cincinnati Opera Center Stage, a social group comprising young operaphiles age 40 and under, helps the Opera launch its 2008 summer festival with a kick-off party from 8 p.m. to midnight June 14 at the Contemporary Arts Center, Sixth and Walnut Streets downtown. The party will have a rain forest theme highlighting Mexican composer Daniel Catan's "Florencia en el Amazonas," tree frog, Amazonto be given its regional premiere by Cincinnati Opera July 10 and 12 at Music Hall. There will be music, dancing, a tapas buffet and full cash bar.

Special guests will be members of concert:nova, the versatile new chamber ensemble comprising members of the CSO and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestras, who will perform Brazilian and Cuban music. Learn about the group and their mission at Cincinnati Opera young artists will also weigh in during the evening, and there will be Latin cuts for dancing by DJ/VJ Will Benson. Tickets are $10, available online at, at the Cincinnati Opera box office in Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. downtown, or call (513) 241-2742. For $25, you get admission to the party and Center Stage membership for one year (application can be made online). Members enjoy discounted tickets to the Opera and invitations to special events including post-performance parties, Opera Raps, wine tastings and so on, year-round. Ticket discounts are structured according to a five-year plan whereby members are entitled to 50% off up to two Cincinnati Opera season subscriptions during the first three years, tapering to 33% in the fourth year and regular price in the fifth. Discounts for single tickets are 50% off up to two tickets per production in the first two years, 25% off in the third and fourth years and regular price in the fifth. For further information call (513) 768-5500 or contact Julie Bergantino at j
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