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The Lexington Opera Society has announced its fall lineup of lectures by musicologist and vocal coach Tedrin Blair Lindsay, also a freelance music and theater critic for the Herald-Leader. Lindsay has presented the popular lecture series for several years now, offering insight into upcoming University of Kentucky Opera Theatre productions as well as the genre of opera in general. This year’s classes are as follows:
Sept. 29: The Phantom of the Opera and the career of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Oct. 6: Falling in love with opera: How to enjoy, appreciate, and understand opera
Oct. 13: Unlocking your inner critic: What to listen for in opera singers
Oct. 20: Unlocking your inner musicologist: What makes a great opera composer
Oct. 27: Larger than life: Opera’s most colorful scandals, shockers, and triumphs
Nov. 3: Does It matter? Opera’s relevance in culture past and present
All classes are at 10 a.m. in the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center on Rose Street, across from the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus. Classes are $20 for the general public, $5 students. Reservations are not necessary.
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The Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts will present daytime performance of five shows on its 2012-13 season for area school children. The shows are the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s performance of The Nutcracker at 10 a.m. Nov. 30, dance and music ensemble STOMP 10 a.m. Jan. 17, children’s music performer Barbara Bailey Hutchison 10 a.m. March 6, the Golden Dragon Acrobats’ Cirque Ziva 9 and 11:30 a.m. March 26 and the Acting Company’s presentation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 17.
For all programs except Hutchison, tickets are $10 per student, one free adult admission for every 20 paying students and $20 each for additional adults. Hutchison is $5 per student, one free adult admission for every 20 paying students and $10 each for additional adults.
All teachers attending the shows will be given study guides in advance to prepare for the shows. Study guides are also available at ekucenter.com/school-shows. Call (859) 622-7469 for tickets.
All shows except Hutchison will also be presented in the evening for the general public. Visit ekucenter.com for a complete lineup.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich