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...
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...