Tag Archives: Everett McCorvey

Oratorio ‘Thy Will Be Done’ will be done — someday

When the first performances of Angela Rice’s oratorio Thy Will Be Done were completed in 2012, the composer was far from finished with the piece. “All of these ideas came ­flooding into my head after the first performance, of things … Continue reading

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UK’s Everett McCorvey interviewing for North Carolina job

Everett McCorvey, the educator, performer and impresario who built the University of Kentucky’s voice program into one of the top opera programs in the country, is interviewing for the post of dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the … Continue reading

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Expanded view: Longtime Lexington arts leaders on the state of area arts

In my column in the 2012-13 Arts Preview section of the Sept. 9 Lexington Herald-Leader, a handful of Lexington arts leaders who have been serving 15 years or more offered their opinions on how the arts have changed in the … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen and the UK Opera singers

By now, students in the University of Kentucky’s voice program have gotten used to meeting and working with opera royalty with visits and residencies by stars such as Samuel Ramey, Ronan Tynan, Sherrill Milnes, Anna Moffo, Cynthia Lawrence and others, … 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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McCorveys act in Love Letters

Central Kentucky theater goers are used to University of Kentucky Opera Theatre director Everett McCorvey and his wife, soprano Alicia Helm, hitting high C’s and other skyscraping notes when they take the stage. Friday and Saturday though, the drama will … Continue reading

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WEG Opening Ceremonies DVD

If you want to relive the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, or you feel like you never really got to see it in the abbreviated TV broadcast of the ceremonies, the event is now out … Continue reading

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Video: UK Opera’s Porgy and Bess

Here’s a little video look at the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The show continues Feb. 3-6 at the Singletary Center for the Arts concert hall. Read Tom Eblen’s column about the new … Continue reading

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2011 represents a new normal for arts scene

After a volatile year in Central Kentucky arts, 2011 should give us a sense of how things might settle in for the coming years. This will be a year that could establish new normals for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, which … Continue reading

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Messiah soloists Turay and Clay find themselves on a familiar stage

Gregory Turay and Angelique Clay know this stage well. “For me, it would have to be Magic Flute and Elixir, when we used to do the operas in here,” Turay says when asked about his favorite memories of performing in … Continue reading

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