July 29, 2012 - 7:04pm
Louis Andriessen to discuss opera, experimental music at School of Music.
Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, one of Europe’s most eminent and influential composers, will talk about his Dante-inspired multimedia opera La Commedia this coming Thursday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in the Margaret Comstock Concert Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music. The lecture is...
November 18, 2010 - 9:00am
Yunah Lee commands this production of Madama Butterfly in the title role for Kentucky Opera. Puccini's exquisite melodies and an affecting performance make this a show not to miss.
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly is the most performed opera in America, and while the music is undeniably beautiful, it is somewhat curious, considering how very poorly Americans come off in this heartbreaking story. Beginning with Pinkerton strutting about and proclaiming how it is...
October 21, 2010 - 8:00am
This Elixir from Kentucky Opera is sweet and light with hummable tunes and a fine cast. Tenor Victor Ryan Robertson and soprano Emily Albrink shine as the would-be lovers in this comic opera.
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.
April 8, 2010 - 10:39am
The University of Louisville Opera Theatre presents classic opera by Giacomo Puccini this weekend at the Brown Theatre.
I was already regretting having missed English tenor Ian Bostridge at the University of Louisville's School of Music when I opened my New York Times afterward to see the notice of his concert at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center. What an opportunity missed! I knew I should have made the...