Cincinnati Opera 2019 Photo credit: Philip Groshong

Featured Reviews

In Ariadne auf Naxos


"No matter what silliness the director asked of them, the three nymphs sang very beautifully, both separately and in ensemble.  Cincinnati native Alexandra Schoeny, in her fourth assignment with the company, handled the Naiad’s high-lying music with aplomb, as she lent this role a rather fuller-bodied sound than it often receives.  Soprano Melissa Harvey dispatched Echo’s less extroverted duties with glowing tone.  But the most striking of the three was Ellen Graham’s Dryad; her handsome tone and exquisitely musical delivery marked her as first among equals."

In Le Nozze di Figaro


“This production also confirms that mezzo-soprano Ellen Graham can sing pants roles brilliantly, as she also did as Prince Orlofsky in the 2010 production of Die Fledermaus. Here, she is every bit the lovestruck teenage boy Cherubino, and with her gorgeous Act II rendition of Voi che sapete che cosa è amor to the countess, it’s a wonder this does not become a bit of an 18th century Cougar Town.” – Lexington Herald Leader


In Bach's Mass in B-minor


"One of the most stirring numbers was "Qui sedes," sung by mezzo-soprano Ellen Graham, whose florid passages were in perfect tandem with Christopher Philpotts on oboe d’amore. " - Cincinnati Enquirer


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