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CIM Opera Theater's 'Magic Flute' casts its spell with in... added by cim on 12 Nov 2013 tag | report
It comes as no surprise that CIM's sold out performance of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in Kulas Hall earned rave reviews for everything from the singers and musicians to costumes, lighting and (naturally) direction. Kudos to the CIM Opera Theater cast, crew and the CIM Orchestra on a wonderful four-night run!
REVIEW: CIM Opera Theater brings haunting definition to '... added by cim on 1 Mar 2013 tag | report
The CIM Opera Theater production of Poulenc's "Dialogue of the Carmelites" opened Wednesday night, Feb. 27, in Kulas Hall--earning a rave review from Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Donald Rosenberg. Directed by David Bamberger with Harry Davidson conducting the CIM Orchestra, the cast, orchestra and sets all earned high marks from Mr. Rosenberg. Two performances remain, tonight and tomorrow. For tickets, call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211 or arrive up to one hour before the set start time to purchase walk-up tickets. Don't miss it!
CIM Opera: Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites | Clevel... added by cim on 27 Feb 2013 tag | report
Cleveland Classical’s Mike Telin shares his interview with a pair of the CIM Opera Theater singers—Allyson Dezii and Jilda Farias—as a preview of the CIM production of Poulenc’s 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' (Feb 27-March 2 in Kulas Hall), directed by David Bamberger. Mr. Telin spoke with the singers, who appear in the Wednesday/Friday cast, to ask them about how they prepared for these dramatic roles. For the complete preview/interview, visit Tickets are still available to all performances; call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211 for yours!
CIM Opera: Il matrimonio segreto | added by cim on 14 Nov 2012 tag | report
ClevelandClassical’s J.D. Goddard offers a glowing review of CIM’s production of Cimarosa’s opera buffa Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage). He attended the Thursday, Nov. 8, performance, and starts off his review by saying: “Director David Bamberger and conductor Harry Davidson handily crafted a charming performance showcasing the multi-talented vocal and instrumental students who inhabit the halls and practice rooms of CIM.” Read the review in its entirety at
CIM, Oberlin singers show promise in rarely seen operas ... added by cim on 11 Nov 2012 tag | report
It was an opera-full week in Northeastern Ohio with CIM and Oberlin each presenting comic operas, offering audiences multiple opportunities to experience fabulous performances while providing reviewers, like Donald Rosenberg, scheduling challenges. Mr. Rosenberg did make it to both productions, and you can read for yourself how highly he rated each.
CIM Opera: Hänsel & Gretel | added by cim on 6 Mar 2012 tag | report
Like Donald Rosenberg of the Plain Dealer & who received the Wednesday/Friday cast of CIM's production of Hansel & Gretel, J.D. Goddard at ClevelandClassical offered accolades to director, conductor, crew and all of the performers (orchestra and vocalists) of the Thursday/Saturday productions. Enjoy!
CIM Opera Theater whips up a captivating "Hansel & Gretel... added by cim on 1 Mar 2012 tag | report
The CIM Opera Theater is reveling in Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel these days at Kulas Hall, where director David Bamberger and designers Dave Brooks (set and lighting) and Alison Garrigan (costumes, wigs, makeup) have done a clever job conjuring the whimsical and ominous worlds that help put the opera in a class of its own. Read on...
CIM Joins the Cleveland Foodbank in the Fight Against Hun... added by cim on 27 Feb 2012 tag | report
Inspired by the story of Hansel & Gretel and motivated by a desire to help its neighbors, CIM is partnering with the Cleveland Foodbank in the fight against hunger in our own community by participating in the 2012 Harvest for Hunger food drive. Opera patrons are encouraged to join CIM by bringing non-perishable food items to donate with them when they attend a performance of Hänsel & Gretel. Read more...
PREVIEW: Bamberger takes “radical approach” to Hänsel & G... added by cim on 27 Feb 2012 tag | report
Artistic director David Bamberger took time out of his busy schedule, preparing for this week's production of Humperdinck's 'Hänsel & Gretel,' to speak with Dan Hathaway at about CIM's presentation of the popular fairy tale opera. What's his "radical approach"? Well, you'll just have to read the article...or better yet, get tickets to see it for yourself! Call 216.791.5000 ext. 411 or visit to get yours today!
Hansel, Gretel and witch charm receptive audience - Westl... added by cim on 22 Feb 2012 tag | report
On February 7, 119 years after Richard Strauss conducted the original production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel," a preview presentation of an upcoming CIM production delighted the audience at an FYI: Opera program at Westlake Porter Public Library...
CIM Opera Theater finds the poetry and giddiness in Masse... added by cim on 10 Nov 2011 tag | report
As the CIM production reveals, composer Jules Massenet and librettist Henri Cain knew how to infuse the beloved story with a distinctive blend of magic and antic wit...
REVIEW: Opera Scenes & Arias @ CIM | CoolCleveland added by cim on 21 Apr 2011 tag | report
"The entire evening was delightful." writes CoolCleveland reviewer Kelly Ferjutz about CIM's spring opera production which included nearly a dozen scenes from renowned operas and Gilbert & Sullivan's first masterpiece and only one act opera "Trial By Jury," which was performed in its entirety by two casts over three days. Read on...
CIM Opera Theater energizes work by teenaged Mozart | Cle... added by cim on 26 Feb 2011 tag | report
Enjoy this review by Plain Dealer reporter Donald Rosenberg wherein he shares his perspective on the opening night performance of Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera" ("Garden Girl in Disguise") as performed by one of two CIM casts under the direction of David Bamberger with Harry Davidson conducting the CIM Orchestra.
CIM Opera Theater savors the riches in Handel's "Xerxes" ... added by cim on 19 Nov 2010 tag | report
The Cleveland Plain Dealer loved the CIM Opera Theater's opening night of Handel's XERXES. Read the review here!
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