September 24, 2012 - 9:06pm
Beautiful performances by its three stars power this production of Kentucky Opera's Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.
The opening night performance of Tosca at the Brown Theatre marked the 60-year anniversary of Kentucky Opera in Louisville, a milestone marked by Mayor Greg Fischer's congratulatory proclamation before the curtain rose. It also marked the most welcome return of the Louisville Orchestra to the...
April 26, 2012 - 12:35pm
The Louisville Orchestra has been using social media to recruit new musicians. *UPDATE* The Louisville Orchestra has announced it will start hiring new musicians this month!
*UPDATE 4/25/12* The LO Management signed a one year bridge contract with the musicians today.*UPDATE* The Louisville Orchestra has announced it will start hiring new musicians this month!<
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
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
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 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...