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2014 - 2015 Season

In 1865, Verdi’s contemporary Franco Faccio wrote an opera about Shakespeare’s melancholic Danish prince, to a libretto by Arrigo Boito. Conceived as an anti-Verdi/pro-Wagner manifesto for the “music of the future,” Amleto was originally a critical and audience success, but setbacks at the 1871 La Scala revival propelled it into obscurity, where it languished for more than a century. more…

La Traviata is the story of ill-fated lovers Violetta and Alfredo, who meet and fall in love in high spirits but are torn apart as a result of Alfredo’s father’s misconceptions and Alfredo’s own stubbornness. Alfredo ultimately realizes his mistake too late, in one of opera’s most moving scenes. more…

In honor of Black History Month, BCO presents This Little Light of Mine, originally commissioned by Cincinnati Opera and written and performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich. more…

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After last season’s success with Les Pêcheurs de Perles, BCO returns to the French repertoire. Lakmé features what may be the most well-known female duet in the operatic literature, the beautiful “Flower Duet.” more…

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