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...
November 18, 2010 - 10:00am
Yunah Lee commands this production of Madama Butterfly in the title role for Kentucky Opera. Puccini's exquisite melodies and an affecting performance make this a show not to miss.
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly is the most performed opera in America, and while the music is undeniably beautiful, it is somewhat curious, considering how very poorly Americans come off in this heartbreaking story. Beginning with Pinkerton strutting about and proclaiming how it is...
November 15, 2010 - 10:00am
Kentucky Opera caps off its season this weekend with the popular tragic opera Madame Butterfly. Meet the woman behind the wig and makeup design for this production, Sue Sittko Schaefer.
October 21, 2010 - 9:00am
This Elixir from Kentucky Opera is sweet and light with hummable tunes and a fine cast. Tenor Victor Ryan Robertson and soprano Emily Albrink shine as the would-be lovers in this comic opera.
October 18, 2010 - 1:26pm
Kentucky native Chad Sloan takes the role of Belcore in Kentucky Opera's production of Donizetti's Elixir of Love. The baritone tells how he got his start in Kentucky's arts programs.
Performing the swaggering soldier-suitor Belcore in Gaetano Donizetti's charming comic opera, Elixir of Love (L'Elisir d'amore), Kentucky native Chad Sloan will take the stage for this Friday night's opening at the Brown Theater. This is Sloan's first time playing Belcore, but not the first time...