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The 2022-2023 season will begin in October with with an opera for all ages, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) (October 28 and 30). The two act opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Set in the mid-century modern town of Newport, Rhode Island, this enchanting story promises hilarious hijinks, mistaken identities, and – of course – a beautiful ball, all set to Rossini’s effervescent score
Opera Columbus will present Maria De Buenos Aires (February 24 and 26). This is the first Spanish opera to be performed in Columbus. The sensual rhythms of tango combine with operatic passions in Maria de Buenos Aires. Astor Piazzolla‘s revolutionary nuevo tango score and Horacio Ferrer‘s mesmerizing poetry unite the ethereal realm with the physical world to portray the spiritual journey of the opera’s heroine with costumes by Gerardo Encinas and choreography by Jeffrey Goltiao. Maria de Buenos Aires will be sung in Spanish with English/Spanish supertitles.
Jeweled with some of opera’s most beloved arias, Rigoletto (March 31 and April 1) contains all of the thrills and pathos that make grand opera famous. This marks Rigoletto‘s return in Columbus after 20 years in grand scale collaboration between Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus at the beloved Ohio Theatre. This opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
The Cooper-Bing Competition is an internationally recognized vocal competition that has celebrated and supported emerging young artists in opera for the past 39 years. Dubbed the ”Olympics of Opera”, the competition encourages talent, creates artistic opportunity, and helps welcome the next generation into the professional opera community.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
Our safety policy was designed in consultation with leading experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, workplace/industrial hygiene, and infectious diseases.
Updated April 4, 2022
For the performances of 40 Days of Opera throughout the city of Columbus:
- Opera Columbus will no longer require that audience members show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test.
- Masks are encouraged for all patrons.
The Opera Columbus will continue to monitor government policy changes, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health notices and make changes as necessary or appropriate to ensure the safety of staff, artists, and the public.
Limitation on Liability/Assumption of Risk
Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity or the premises.
Additionally, you, on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor, voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring before, during or after the event, and you waive any claims for personal injury, death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind against Opera Columbus., and its agents, sponsors, officers, directors, shareholders, owners and employees.