October 18, 2010 - 12:26pm
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...
October 13, 2010 - 4:17pm
Enjoy waltzing, Vienna-style and wine, women and dance this month.
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September 23, 2010 - 8:19am
Kentucky Opera's performance of two classic tales of love -- Italian style -- is beautiful to both the eye and ear. Just don't use them as a model for handling your own romantic disappointments.
September 27, 2010 - 10:46pm
Native Texan Michael Mayes will perform the role of Silvio in I Pagliacci for Kentucky Opera on September 24 and 26. He explains how playing football led to his singing career and why he draws inspiration from Elvis Presley.
Last week, Kentucky Opera previewed the upcoming double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci on WUOL's Lunch and Listen program. Among other things, I learned that baritone Michael Mayes, who will be playing Silvio, “the other man” in Pagliacci, is from the small town of Conroe, Texas. So...
August 23, 2010 - 10:34am
Plan your must-see arts events right now. Here's what's coming up in classical music, opera, and ballet this fall.
It's August, and even though the temperature is still hovering around 100 degrees, the season of sweating it out at outdoor festivals and buying $5 beers is over. Imagine the cushioned seats, the cool quiet auditoriums, and the hush before the curtain goes up. It sounds pretty good to me. Plus, the...