Tag Archives: Gregory Turay

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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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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Notebook: Thy Will Be Done world premiere

If you walk away from this week’s world premiere performances of Angela Rice’s Thy Will Be Done wondering what else she’s written, we’ll save you the trouble. Nothing. The performance program notes her achievements as a performing musician and an … Continue reading

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Review: UK Opera Theatre’s Romeo et Juliette

See the show: Romeo et Juliette is the first broadcast on the iHigh Alltech Arts Network. Click here to see the performance reviewed. Click here for the live stream of the 2 p.m. Oct. 23 performance. Photo gallery: The Oct. … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Opera singer closes out UK Opera’s Porgy and Bess run

For the second time in what has become the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre‘s semi-pro season, a Metropolitan Opera singer was on stage Sunday for one of its productions. Soprano Angela Brown took the stage as Bess is the final … 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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Review: UK Opera’s La Boheme

Over the last decade, the University of Kentucky Opera program has been lucky to count Gregory Turay among its alums. He’s the one who fulfilled the dream of winning at the national level of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, … 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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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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Gregory Turay in Versailles, Thursday night

University of Kentucky graduate and Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay will perform Thursday night in a concert to benefit the Rotary International’s Polio Plus program. Turay, an artist-in-residence this year at the University of Kentucky, will perform the second half … Continue reading

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