Category Archives: Opera

Follow up: The ‘Amahl’ countertenor went on

We ended last week noting some drama around the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Countertenor Joshua Steinbach, whose voice reportedly helped persuade UK Opera to revive the show, fell ill on … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of Lexington 2014

For the first time, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington will offer programming for 10 continuous days, Aug. 14 to 24, featuring the festival’s core ensemble of top-tier national and international musicians and the return of last year’s ensemble-in-residence, WindSync. … Continue reading

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Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season expands performances and contemporary works

On the same night the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra presented its third commissioned work in the Scott Terrell era, it also unveil a schedule for next season that expands its performances and presentations of contemporary works. The lineup includes performances of … Continue reading

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Best Super Bowl music ever

Sunday night in the midst of Facebook and Twitter posts about the Super Bowl, I made a comment that engendered some very mild protest: while the game was a snore, Super Bowl 48 did feature the best collective music of … Continue reading

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Renee Fleming will have Super Bowl fans cheering ‘BRAVO!’

One of the best stories I ever heard from the stage in Lexington came when violinist Robert McDuffie came to town, I believe with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Singletary Center for the Arts.  Introducing his encore, he recalled … Continue reading

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Turay makes surprise appearance at CKYO opener

I was at last night’s season opening concert by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras‘ Concert and Symphony orchestras in  a strictly personal capacity but witnessed a little surprise area opera fans would appreciate it. Before a pair of opera selections, … Continue reading

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’60 Minutes’ features Metropolitan Opera’s Peter Gelb

One of the distinctive things about CBS’ 60 Minutes, after its hard-hitting investigative journalism, is its arts reporting. Over the years, the network news magazine — yes, network news magazine — has racked up an impressive line of profiles of artists and stories about … Continue reading

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UK Opera warns about ‘Les Miz’ ticket scalping

The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre has encountered an unwelcomed and unpleasant surprise in the weeks leading up to its production of Les Miserables, which opens Thursday at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street: online ticket scalping. Some … Continue reading

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Norton Center for the Arts 2013-14 season

The Norton Center for the Arts extends its reputation as Central Kentucky’s home for intriguing mashups this coming season with a number of shows that take seemingly divergent genres and drop them on the same stage. Leading both those sorts … Continue reading

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UK Opera Theatre will present ‘Les Miserables’ in October

Even before the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre opened its blockbuster production of Phantom of the Opera last October, director Everett McCorvey knew there was only one show to do for an encore: Les Miserables. So, the day after Phantom closed, McCorvey says … Continue reading

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