July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
Kentucky Opera
Kentucky Opera presented its last production of the season, Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow. Full of fin de siecle excess and broad comedy, it's more musical theater than opera.
The Merry Widow, composed by Austrian Franz Lehar, is a light, frolicsome piece that concerns the romantic and monetary intrigues of a group of European aristocrats living the high life in fin de siecle Paris -- right before the world hurtles into the conflagration of war. That's what we know...
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
Kentucky Opera
The show will go on for Kentucky Opera's production of The Merry Widow with a replacement orchestra made up of local musicians and a late substitution for Kentucky Opera Conductor Joseph Mechavich, who announced his departure today.
It's been a bumpy road for Kentucky Opera this season, having become embroiled in the labor dispute between Louisville Orchestra's management and its union musicians, who have not been able to come to terms on a new contract.
November 21, 2011 - 10:30am
The Marriage of Figaro
The show must go on for Kentucky Opera, even without an orchestra. The Marriage of Figaro opened Friday night at the Brown Theatre.
It is unusual to mount an opera without an orchestra, but for Kentucky Opera, the unresolved dispute between the Louisville Orchestra and its players resulted in a creative workaround that is interesting in its simplicity. Luckily, the substitution of piano and harpsichord to accompany the singers...
November 18, 2011 - 4:40pm
by Eve Lee
A summary of local news for November 16, 2011

“An amendment to the vendors, peddlers and solicitors ordinance has moved through the Public Safety committee and will be on this week’s Metro Council agenda. The amendment, prepared by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office, is aimed at making it easier for food-truck owners to...
November 9, 2011 - 9:00am
Allison Lundergan Grimes
Local news for Nov. 9, 2011
Beshear and Abramson, Conway, Grimes, Hollenbach, Edelen, Comer win statewide office in Kentucky. [Courier-Journal] "Republicans won six of the nine seats on the Jeffersonville City Council, giving them a majority for the first time in memory, according to Jamey Noel, the Clark County GOP...
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