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.
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.
Louis Andriessen to discuss opera, experimental music at School of Music.
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.
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 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.
The University of Louisville Opera Theatre presents classic opera by Giacomo Puccini this weekend at the Brown Theatre.
In observance of Black History Month, the Kentucky Opera will perform a free program on Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 P.M. at Bellarmine University.
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