Tag Archives: La Bohème

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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2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … 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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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 group for young Bohemians of all ages

The Lexington Opera Society‘s big party at 6:30 p.m. May 22 in the Singletary Center for the Arts is billed as Prelude to It’s a Grand Night for Singing, which is June 11 to 20. It’s also the launch of … 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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SummerFest: Once on This Island will have an operatic note

University of Kentucky opera singers aren’t developing their musical theater skills only at It’s a Grand Night for Singing. This week, in Once on This Island, ­SummerFest fans will see students’ increasing ­efforts to diversify their talents. While many of … Continue reading

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