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  • Chamber Music Master Class

    September 26, 2016, 4:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Caroline Stinson, cello, guest artist
  • Lecture: Music Theory Colloquium

    September 27, 2016, 12:30 pm
    Studio 226

    Bad Music and Bad Musicians
    Dr. Timothy Cutler
    The greatness of renowned composers and performers is easily taken for granted unless we spend some time at the other end of the talent spectrum.
  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    September 28, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Friend and Teacher

    Carolyn Warner & Friends XIII

    Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano
    Daniel Shapiro, piano
    Franklin Cohen, clarinet
    Mari Sato, violin
    Brian Thornton, cello
    Victor Beyens, violin, student artist
    James Umble, alto/soprano saxophone, guest artist

Sensational Scenes on the Menu this Weekend at CIM, April 11-13

April 8, 2014

Each spring, the CIM Opera Theater serves up a fresh selection of Sensational Scenes from Operas Grand and Light. For this third and final production in our 2013-14 opera series – running Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 – artistic director David Bamberger has cooked up a delectable program with something for everyone!

A scene from CIM's spring 2012 Sensational Scenes production

This year’s scenes are filled with international flavor, coming from works set all around the globe – from Italy to Japan, Spain to Maine – and spanning the centuries. Regardless, many of their themes remain universal and timeless: love and loss, death and despair, hope and happiness.

A scene from Carmen performed during CIM's spring 2012 Sensational Scenes productionBamberger whets the audience’s appetite with a dash of comedy, courtesy of Mozart’s effervescent comedy The Marriage of Figaro, before launching into dramatic pieces from works that include Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. 

A connoisseur of the operatic arts, Bamberger has been careful to balance the heavy performances with lighter fare by including songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Bizet’s Carmen and Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. He concludes this program with “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” an uplifting tune from the previously mentioned Carousel and the “icing on the cake.”

Dual cast, as are all CIM Opera Theater productions to allow our opera students plenty of opportunities to participate as well as giving the vocalists time to rest their “instruments” between performances, our Sensational Scenes singers are accompanied on piano by musical director John Simmons.

Unlike CIM’s two fully staged and costumed operas in fall and winter, the scenes production offers a matinee performance – enabling patrons eager to introduce younger children to opera a chance to do so without disrupting bedtime schedules. In fact, if you join us for the 3pm performance on April 13, you should be home in time for Sunday dinner!

General admission tickets are $20 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit the Sensational Scenes page on

To purchase tickets, visit or call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211, weekdays from 10am-3pm. Same day tickets on Saturday and Sunday can be purchase in person at the box office beginning one hour before each performance’s start time.

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