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Two University of Kentucky singers advance in Met Auditions

University of Kentucky voice students Shareese Arnold, 29, and Mary Catherine Wright, 21, advanced to the regional round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Saturday, along with two other singers: Nicolette Book, 24, a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of … Continue reading

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UK soprano sings Shakespeare

When University of Kentucky soprano Amanda Balltrip started thinking about her masters recital, she looked to one of the masters … of theater. The opera singer’s program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 18) in the Singletary Center for the Arts … Continue reading

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Opera Review: UK Opera’s Die Fledermaus

Who knew these UK Opera kids were so funny? The last few years, they haven’t had much of a chance to show it. They’ve been dealing with subjects like slavery (River of Time), murder (Lucia di Lammermoor), pretty young things … Continue reading

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Pre-game analysis: The Met Auditions

Usually singers in the Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions have a 1-in-5, maybe 1-in-4 chance of advancing to the next round. This year, it’s more like 1-in-9. Maybe it’s some sort of anniversary karma because … Continue reading

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Notebook: River of Time Cast 1

I’ve talked before at le blog about the challenge of reviewing University of Kentucky Opera Theatre productions because the collegiate company always double-casts shows due to singers’ needs for vocal rest — professional companies rarely put a show up on … Continue reading

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Review: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Note: Space is finite in newspapers, really more finite than ever. This being a new opera, I wrote a bit longer than a usual review, and a little bit longer than the printed page in Saturday’s paper will hold. This … Continue reading

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First Look: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Click the play button to hear a podcast of our River of Time report for WEKU-FM 88.9: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/10/4abeopera.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents the world premier production of composer Joe Baber … Continue reading

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