September 24, 2011 - 3:06pm
Kentucky Opera begins the season with the darkly romantic Carmen by Georges Bizet. Four strong lead performances make this a show you shouldn't miss.
There's nothing quite like a night at the opera -- especially an opening night when everyone is elegantly dressed and looking forward to a classic like Bizet's Carmen. It was nice to be part of full house in the Brown Theater -- a reflection of the consistently fine job that Kentucky Opera...
September 18, 2011 - 10:05pm
Michael Mayes takes the stage as dashing bullfighter Escamillo. for Kentucky Opera's Carmen. Here he talks about being chased by an actual bull, posing for a pinup calendar, and promoting the art form in an information age.
Baritone Michael Mayes plays the bullfighter who steals away the gypsy Carmen from her jealous lover. He carved out some time from a busy rehearsal schedule to answer some questions before this Friday's opening night. You can follow Michael on Twitter.com @mazerthehazer.
August 24, 2011 - 12:29pm
Single ticket sales for Kentucky Opera's 2011-2012 season are now available. First up, the racy and rousing Carmen by George Bizet.
(Photo by John Fitzgerald, courtesy of Kentucky Opera)Kentucky Opera's new season is just around the corner, and right now you can get single tickets for the opener, George Bizet's Carmen. Carmen is one of the most popular operas and a must-see for budding fans. Its famous music is familiar...