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Mid Ohio Opera To Perform at the Bellville Opera House

10 Mar , 2020  

Updated: Two comedic one-act shows will be performed at the historic Bellville Opera House next month. On March 27 and 29, Mid Ohio Opera invites you to step back in time with them as they perform Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata. More…

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Add Some Music To Your Merry

24 Dec , 2019  

Mid Ohio Opera has more than a few performances on their holiday schedule in and around Richland County, and they would love to have community members in the audience.

Here is a list of their upcoming concerts and events: More…

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Mansfield Playhouse and Mid-Ohio Opera Team Up For Bluebeard’s Castle

4 Dec , 2019  

Two local arts organizations are teaming up to present a unique musical experience.

Bluebeard’s Castle is a one-act expressionist opera by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The libretto was written by Béla Balázs. It is sung in Hungarian, based on the French literary tale La Barbe bleue by Charles Perrault. This one hour tale of psychological suspense and secrets will have you in the edge of your seat. More…

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Spanish Melodies At Kingwood: Mid-Ohio Opera Presents Carmen

20 Aug , 2019  

The local music scene is made richer by music in all its forms. Mansfield is unique among cities its size, for instance, to have its own opera production company.

Mid-Ohio Opera, now in its fifth season under Artistic Director Joel Vega, offers the opportunity throughout the year to experience the magic of opera. This Saturday, August 24, such an occasion comes in the form of a concert-style performance of arias from “Carmen” of Georges Bizet, performed on the beautiful large south lawn at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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Mid-Ohio Opera Gets Local With Everyman

18 Apr , 2019  

After presenting works by great classical opera composers, including Puccini, Verdi, and Schubert, Mid-Ohio Opera is now turning to music by a native Richland County composer, Rick Sowash.

A graduate of Lexington High School and a former Richland County Commissioners, Sowash’s classical music has been performed around the country. This includes a world premiere at Carnegie Hall, featured music on radio stations all over the US, and even the film score of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s documentary, Ohio: 200 Years. More…

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Mid-Ohio Opera Announces 2019 Season

14 Jan , 2019  

There’s something old and something new with upcoming productions for Mid-Ohio Opera. The 2019 season line-up has been announced and includes classical and modern works. More…

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Experience Opera Under The Stars This Summer

21 Jul , 2018  

Local music lovers are in for a treat this August as Mid-Ohio Opera presents two performances under the stars in Mansfield.

The work is a professional production of the Italian tragic opera “Un Ballo in Maschera,” or The Masked Ball, sung in Italian with English translations projected. More…

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Mid-Ohio Opera Production Stirs And Delights

21 May , 2018  

North central Ohio’s own opera company staged Il Tabarro over the last two weekends, and 1812Blockhouse was there on Sunday to experience the sights and sounds of Italian opera in our own backyard.

The results were very much worth the visit to Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. The work by composer Giacomo Puccini is a one act tragedy set on a Seine River barge in the middle of Paris. A surprising amount of action is contained within its 50 minute length, culminating in a murderous act of jealous rage. More…

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The Magic Of Opera Returns To Mansfield

9 May , 2018  

The sets are ready. The Steinway piano has taken pride of place. Rehearsals are over, and the singers are ready.

The magic that is Mid Ohio Opera returns to north central Ohio in the form of the opera Il Tabarro (The Cloak) by Giacomo Puccini. The performance will take place on two evenings and two afternoons at Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. More…

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Hopera2 Combines Basses And Beer

19 Oct , 2017  

The “musical event of the season,” according to organizers, is on offer this coming Monday evening at The Phoenix Brewing Company in downtown Mansfield.

The event, called “Hopera,” pairs award winning local beer with classical music. Dynamic professional singers from all over the country will thrill with dramatic duets and solos accompanied by piano. More…

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Mid Ohio Opera Working To Bring Steinway Downtown

19 Jun , 2017  

The piano is a signature instrument from a signature manufacturer, and the hope is that it can makes its home in downtown Mansfield.

The 1961 Steinway “B” grand piano is a model which, according to the company’s website, “is often referred to by pianists as the “perfect piano.”” More…

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Magnificent Music And Mocha In Mansfield

2 Feb , 2017  

If you chance to walk along North Main Street some evening and believe you are hearing classical music, it may not be all in your head. Step inside Relax, Its Just Coffee at 105 North Main, and you may just hear something wonderful.

On Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 PM, you are invited to hear a performance by tenor Daniel Stein, with Dr. Ryan Behan at the piano. The evening will feature music by 20th century English composers Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams. More…

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