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Cincinnati Chamber Opera is a new opera company looking for funding for our first project, a production of Handel's Acis and Galatea.

Cincinnati Chamber Opera was recently founded by CCM alumni Shawn Mlynek and Autumn West. Our goal is to bring high-quality, fully staged opera productions to the Cincinnati area in an intimate, chamber setting, as well as to give local young talent an opportunity to showcase their voices and their work.

We're looking for $3000 of funding. Every bit of the money we receive will go towards: 1) venue rental, 2) costumes/props/sets, 3) programs, 4) rehearsal costs, and most importantly 5) an orchestra.

Dates, locations and times for the performances are listed below:

  • March 1st, 8 p.m. - Immanuel United Church of Christ in St. Bernard
  • March 2nd, 8 p.m. - Venue T.B.A in Florence, Kentucky
  • March 3rd, 2 p.m. - Westwood First Presbyterian Church in Westwood

Cast and Crew:

Shawn Mlynek, Acis

Autumn West, Galatea

Allan Palacios Chan, Damon

Christopher Brandon Morales, Polyphemus

Fotina Naumenko, Coridon

Alexandra Kassouf, Galatea (cover)

Grant Parks, Polyphemus (cover)

Alison Kaufman, Coridon (cover)

Sarah Hutchings, director

Rachel Zapata, repetiteur

Jordan Stadvec, chorus master

If you're interested in our production, we hope you'll help us out with a pledge. We're offering wonderful rewards for becoming involved in our production, ranging from recordings of our performance to a private dinner party with the artistic staff, so please consider joining our team and making our vision a reality!

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The biggest challenge that any production faces once it's ready to go is the threat that, come performance day, nobody will show up to watch it. We're doing everything we can to make sure that we have a successful, well-attended run of the show - we'll use social media, print media, and word of mouth to make sure that all three of our performances are sell-outs!

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    Our sincerest thanks and your name in our program as a supporter of the arts in Cincinnati.

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    A copy of the recording from our production. Also includes all of the gifts listed above.

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    A CD with solo recordings from all of our principal artists and covers. Also includes all of the gifts listed above.

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    2 passes to a dress rehearsal for Acis and Galatea, to get a behind-the-scenes look into our work. Also includes all of the gifts listed above.

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    See our covers shine with VIP seats to the cover run of the opera on February 25th (subject to change). Also includes all of the gifts listed above.

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    Dinner with the cast and crew! You will be invited to a home-cooked 3-course meal with the artistic directors of Cincinnati Chamber Opera, as well as our stage director for this production. Also includes all of the gifts listed above.

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    Our highest sponsorship level. We will announce your name at the production in recognition of your generosity, as well as recognition in the program. Also includes all of the gifts listed above.

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