THE OPERA Loyalty or love–which should prevail when everything is at stake? Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved by her enemy Egypt, finds herself helplessly drawn to Radames, her captor. Caught between warring nations, she faces an impossible choice. Should she betray Radames to protect her beloved homeland? Or surrender completely to true love? THE CAST With its soaring music, exotic setting, and parade of live horses during the Act II “Triumphal March,” Aida gloriously delivers on all that opera’s meant to be; the Cincinnati Enquirer hailed it as “the most sensational production this city has ever seen.” Our powerhouse cast stars soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. After her surprise Met debut as Aida last season, the New York Times raved that “the audience loved her.” Antonello Palombi, “one of today’s finest dramatic tenors” (Music in Cincinnati), sings Radames, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung brings her “dark-hued, angelic voice” (New York Times) to the role of Amneris. Esteemed conductor Carlo Rizzi leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
On the heels of a successful Kickstarter crowd funding Campaign, Jonathan Z and his band will perform at Cincinnati Pride on June 29, 2013 at 9:00pm at the Kroger stage after pop icon Debbie Gibson. In addition to Jonathan Z on lead vocals and piano, his band includes Dave Norris from the Department Store Alligators on keyboard; Erin Bailey who has performed recently with ETC, Aronoff Center, and Acting Up! on Drums; Brian Goins from Brian Goins and the Goners on bass; and Danielle Meo, local musical theater actress on backup vocal.
Sounds Like: Coldplay, Adele, Michael Bublé, Elton John
Bio: In a world of countless singer songwriters, Jonathan Z's exceptional voice, minimalist instrumentation, and provocative lyrics combine to forge an innovative path.
Jonathan Z's music is at once intellectual and accessible, dark yet hopeful, and stark yet emotional. Blending traditional ballad st...See Full Bio