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 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.
The show must go on for Kentucky Opera, even without an orchestra. The Marriage of Figaro opened Friday night at the Brown Theatre.
Former Kentucky Opera General Director Thomson Smillie wants to win new opera fans with his congenial guidebook to better appreciation of the art form. Brush up on the basics just in time for next week's production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Local news for Oct. 21, 2011
First Friday at the Speed Museum brings opera and art together in order to help local advocacy groups.
Kentucky Opera begins the season with the darkly romantic Carmen by Georges Bizet. Four strong lead performances make this a show you shouldn't miss.
Michael Mayes takes the stage as dashing bullfighter Escamillo. for Kentucky Opera's Carmen. Here he talks about being chased by an actual bull, posing for a pinup calendar, and promoting the art form in an information age.
Single ticket sales for Kentucky Opera's 2011-2012 season are now available. First up, the racy and rousing Carmen by George Bizet.
A highly subjective list of my favorite musical experiences of the year -- all enjoyed here in Louisville. Add your own favorites to the list.
From joyful to dead serious: Check out The Nutcracker and Don Carlo
Will live opera, orchestra and ballet in Louisville survive the simulcasts and digital downloads from the world's best performing-arts companies?