Previewing the Kentucky Opera 2013-14 season

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Kentucky Opera will present a mix of classic opera, familiar stories, and contemporary works during its 2013-14 season.

During the season, Kentucky Opera will present four productions: La Boheme (now playing), Contemporary Opera Series (Oct.), Simon Boccanegra (Nov.), and Romeo et Juliette (Feb. 2014). P

erformances for all shows except the Contemporary Opera Series will happen at the Brown Theatre, located at 315 W Broadway in downtown Louisville. 

Season subscriptions for the Friday and Sunday shows are available. Depending on the seat, subscriptions range from $85-$258 per person. Tickets for the Contemporary Opera Series are $25 extra per person. All subscriptions can be purchased at the Kentucky Opera website or by calling 502-584-4500.

Kentucky Opera opens the season with La Boheme, a production focusing on the trials and survival within bohemian life. When love comes, life is altered and sacrifices must be made. The production runs Sept. 20 and 22.

Next, Kentucky Opera will present it Contemporary Opera series, which will involve the world premiere of The King's Man. That production focuses on Benjamin Franklin and his son William as they take on differing views of the Revolutionary War. The series will run at Comstock Hall on the U of L campus Oct. 11 and 12.

Kentucky Opera will return to Brown Theatre with Simon Boccanegra, a man who must handle deadly politics while also trying to find his lost daughter. Simon Boccanegra will be performed Nov. 15 and 17.

Finishing the season will be Romeo et Juliette, the Shakespearean romance and tragedy of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families adapted for the opera. That production takes place Feb. 14 and 16.

More information on the season can be found at the Kentucky Opera website.

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