Cincinnati Opera to Present Paul McCartney’s ‘Liverpool Oratorio’

By Francisco Salazar

The Cincinnati Opera concludes its 2024 Summer Festival with the highly anticipated world stage premiere of Paul McCartney’s “Liverpool Oratorio” at Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall.

The classical piece features music and lyrics by Paul McCartney and Carl Davis with all new sets, costumes, lighting, staging, and choreography.

The “Liverpool Oratorio” will star Andrew Owens, Jacqueline Echols McCarley, Kayleigh Decker, Kevin Short, Nick Kruckeberg, and Eli DeHoff. Joseph Young conducts the production by Caroline Clegg.

In a letter to the company, McCartney said, “I am writing to express my wholehearted support for this project. I believe that the Cincinnati Opera is uniquely positioned to bring this work to life in a new way, and I have no doubt that your production will be an inspiring experience for all who see it.”

The production will open on July 18 and run until July 27, 2024.