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19 May 2005

A Reunion at Cincinnati

For May Festival music director James Conlon, this season is all about old friends. The starry May Festival season, a two-week, five-concert festival opening tonight, includes a return of two of opera’s most celebrated singers, Deborah Voigt and Ben Heppner, with whom Conlon has worked since the early 1990s.


Cincinnati May Festival

May Festival excitement reaches reunion-like pitch

Janelle Gelfand [Cincinnati Enquirer, 19 May 05]

For May Festival music director James Conlon, this season is all about old friends. The starry May Festival season, a two-week, five-concert festival opening tonight, includes a return of two of opera's most celebrated singers, Deborah Voigt and Ben Heppner, with whom Conlon has worked since the early 1990s.

It is also an historic reunion between Conlon and former music director James Levine, who led the festival from 1974 to 1978.

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