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...
December 23, 2010 - 6:52pm
A highly subjective list of my favorite musical experiences of the year -- all enjoyed here in Louisville. Add your own favorites to the list.
#1 My Morning Jacket performing with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and Wax FangAs "local" bands go, MMJ is not too shabby. They always put on a killer show and having them christen (for me, anyway) the brand new Yum! Center with our very own Louisville Youth Orchestra and Wax Fang on Halloween eve...
December 2, 2010 - 3:00pm
From joyful to dead serious: Check out The Nutcracker and Don Carlo
This article appears in the December 2010 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.A Nut to Crack
August 13, 2012 - 4:09pm
Will live opera, orchestra and ballet in Louisville survive the simulcasts and digital downloads from the world's best performing-arts companies?
This article appears in the November 2010 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.The arts in America are facing their sternest challenges ever, and they are not all recession-related. The Metropolitan Opera, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and a number of prestigious...