What is Cincinnati Chamber Opera?

Cincinnati Chamber Opera was founded in 2013 by Shawn Mlynek and Autumn West in order to bring unique operatic experiences to the city of Cincinnati. Our productions are full of young, vibrant, and extraordinarily talented artists, we program rarely-performed operas, and we perform them in interesting venues across Cincinnati in an effort to connect with communities and engage with all that our city has to offer.

Our Team:

Autumn West, Co-Founder, Executive and Artistic Director
Shawn Mlynek, Co-Founder, Artistic Consultant
Yael Front, Music Director and Principal Conductor
Stephen Variames, Repetiteur and Coach

Our Board:

John Fitzwater, President of Fitzco Construction and Remodeling
Emma Griffin, Professor of Opera Directing at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Patricia McDonald West, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
Michel Portmann, Senior SAP Consultant and Team Lead at itelligence North America
Joshua Thompson, Public Defense Attorney at Hamilton County Courts
Autumn West, Ex-officio Member
Shawn Mlynek, Ex-officio Member