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?
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.
Kentucky Opera caps off its season this weekend with the popular tragic opera Madame Butterfly. Meet the woman behind the wig and makeup design for this production, Sue Sittko Schaefer.
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.
Kentucky native Chad Sloan takes the role of Belcore in Kentucky Opera's production of Donizetti's Elixir of Love. The baritone tells how he got his start in Kentucky's arts programs.
Enjoy waltzing, Vienna-style and wine, women and dance this month.
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.
Native Texan Michael Mayes will perform the role of Silvio in I Pagliacci for Kentucky Opera on September 24 and 26. He explains how playing football led to his singing career and why he draws inspiration from Elvis Presley.