Tag Archives: Cynthia Lawrence

UK Opera’s doubleheader

Click here for a photo gallery from Suor Angelica and Cox and Box. Where can you find the comedy of Arthur Sullivan (half of Gilbert and Sullivan) and the pathos of Giacomo Puccini on one stage this weekend? First Presbyterian … Continue reading

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2012 Met Auditions Kentucky District winners

University of Kentucky senior Rebecca Farley and Ph.D. candidate Thomas Gunther were winners in Saturday’s Kentucky District Round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and they are still in the running to sing on the Metropolitan Opera stage. Their next stop … Continue reading

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Photo gallery: Grand Night for Singing

Before we get too far away from this year’s edition of It’s a Grand Night for Singing, I wanted to share some pictures University of Kentucky Opera Theatre photographer Tim Collins sent along. This year’s Grand Night included selections as … Continue reading

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Student stages another fundraiser

Jacob Yates, the School for Creative and Performing Arts-Lafayette High School Student student who staged a benefit for Haitian Earthquake relief in February featuring the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, Ben Sollee and Cynthia Lawrence, is putting together another philanthropic performance. … Continue reading

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Cliff Jackson: UK Opera’s Iron Man

There isn’t any Black Sabbath music in Cliff Jackson’s repertoire, but over the years, the University of Kentucky associate professor of music has built a reputation as the Iron Man of the school’s voice program. One of the cornerstones of … Continue reading

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Things to watch for in the WEG opening ceremonies

Rehearsals for the opening ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games moved to the outdoor stadium of the Kentucky Horse Park Thursday night. The semi-dress rehearsal started at showtime, 7 p.m., and clocked in right around three hours. With … Continue reading

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UK freshman wins State Fair talent contest

University of Kentucky freshman Gabrielle Barker won the grand prize at the Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville on Aug. 28. Barker, who sang The Girl in 14G by Jeanine Tesori in the contest, is … Continue reading

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Rent notebook: Music director Mark Calkins

At a Wednesday evening rehearsal of Rent, Johnny Dawson has just finished singing Your Eyes and wails “Mimi!” and Musetta’s Waltz, a classic tune from from La Boheme plays. “I get chills when I hear that La Boheme music,” says … 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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Slide show: Concert of Hope

The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra strings and Lafayette High School Choir joined with soloists Ben Sollee, Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence and others for The Concert of Hope, organized by CKYO cellist and SCAPA student Jacob Yates for Haitian earthquake relief. … Continue reading

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