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Cincinnati Opera 90th Anniversary Gala w/ Ryan Seacrest

Published: Jun. 17, 2010 at 7:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM EDT
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90th Anniversary Gala Concert
­­Saturday,­ June 19 at 8:00 p.m.
with Post-Concert Celebration to follow

JUST ANNOUNCED! "American Idol" Host and Nationally-Syndicated Radio Personality Ryan Seacrest to host Cincinnati Opera's 90th Anniversary Gala Concert

TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest is scheduled to serve as special guest host for Cincinnati Opera's Saturday, June 19 Gala Concert at Music Hall. Seacrest, who is best-known as the host of the highly-rated American Idol, will appear in person at Music Hall for the celebratory event. "Ryan Seacrest is one of the finest and best loved television hosts," said Cincinnati Opera's Artistic Director Evans Mirageas. "His work on American Idol is inspiring, and his personal passion for music is clear. We're thrilled that he'll be joining us to lead our anniversary celebration."

For nine decades, Cincinnati Opera­ has brought passion, romance, exhilaration, and the magic of world-class opera to Cincinnati. To celebrate our 90th­ Anniversary, Cincinnati Opera will open the 2010 season with an all-star Gala Concert.­

The one-night-only event includes performances by sopranos Christine Brewer, Angela Brown and Hei-Kyung Hong; mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves; tenors Richard Leech, Antonello Palombi and Russell Thomas; and baritone David Michael; along with respected conductors leading the Cincinna­ti Symphony Orchestra: E­doardo Müller, a Cincinnati Oper­a favorite who has conducted in the major opera houses of the world; Steven Reineke, best known to Cincinnati audiences as associate conductor with the Cincinnati Pops and newly n­amed Music Director of the New York Pops; and Henri Venanzi, Cincinnati Opera's Chorus Master. Opera luminaries Carol Neblett and Sherrill Milnes will also share the spotlight as co-hosts of the event.­

Tickets for this event are now on sale -- contact the Cincinnati Opera Box Office to order: (513) 241-2742 or order online.

An optional ­black-tie din­ner will precede the concert; space is limited, and subscribers will have first access to these seats. For additional information on the dinner, please contact (513) 768-5520.

Post-Concert Celebration to follow in the Music Hall Ballroom. Live music, DJ, cash (only) bar, and lavish dessert buffet. $35. Buy online or through our box office!

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS 

Congratulations to our Winners

  1. Mary Sharpshair
  2. Maggie Blomer
  3. Heather Ham
  4. Tatiana Shutova
  5. Mary Jean Moeller

A random drawing will be held on June 18, 2010 to select five winners. Each winner will receive 2 Tickets to Cincinnati Opera 90th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Prize winners are limited to one prize per 30 days per person and per household.  Winners will be required to claim their prize at Cincinnati Music Hall on the night of the performance.

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