April 2, 2012 - 4:05pm
Despite the overly misogynist message, the two hundred year old opera is delivered with a wonderful enthusiasm by gifted students.
The University of Louisville’s school of music put on Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte opera over the weekend at the Kentucky Center. Backed by the school’s wonderful orchestra, the small group of singers showed poise and talent that brought the production to a professional level.
March 29, 2012 - 1:59pm
University of Louisville’s School of Music puts on the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera centering on the humorous vulnerabilities of young romance.
Considered by director Mike Ramach to represent a “gold standard” of a great opera, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, translated as ‘All women are like that’, tells the story of a young love with comedic twists and turns. Melding the beautiful music from one of the...
March 6, 2012 - 12:38pm
Ten foot tall puppets sing "Les Sauvages" with exquisite grace and complimented by an outstanding period instrument ensemble.
Last night I attended the opera-ballet “Les Sauvages” presented by Bourbon Baroque in collaboration with Squallis Puppeteers. Needless to say, this was one of the best performances I have ever attended. There are four main puppet characters in “Les Sauvages”: a...
March 6, 2012 - 12:36pm
French baroque opera, full baroque orchestra, and giant animal puppet actors... an opera event you won't want to miss.
On Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, Bourbon Baroque and Squallis Puppeteers are teaming up to present Les Sauvages, a 45-minute French Baroque opera at the The Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 River Road.
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...