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Video: Lady Windermere’s Fan

Just a warning, men: We don’t fare too well in this clip from Bluegrass Opera‘s production of Lorne Dechtenberg’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde. I will say, these two men did a pretty good job ganging up … Continue reading

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Video: Bluegrass Opera’s A Tree on the Plains

We’ll have a story coming a little bit later this week on this production, but here’s a sneak peek at Bluegrass Opera’s production of A Tree on the Plains.

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Bluegrass Opera in name only

Lorne Dechtenberg admits that the name Bluegrass Opera has been a little ­problematic. “Every time ­somebody asks me, ‘Do you do ­bluegrass music?’ that irks me,” says Dechtenberg, who says he thinks about changing the company name “daily.” “We were … Continue reading

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Diverse group stitches new operas together

Lorne Dechtenberg is describing his opera Sutures and Love: “It’s such a group of dysfunctional people in the show … the characters, not you all,” he says after which his cast responds with a chorus of comments like, “Well you … Continue reading

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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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Mahler, Liszt, Debussy…and Dechtenberg!!!

I have to give credit for the headline on this post to the event posting on Facebook for Thursday night’s University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra concert — I couldn’t improve on the self-deprecating humor. Yes, as we have covered in … Continue reading

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First Look: Bluegrass Opera’s double feature

We didn’t get to hit a dress rehearsal of Bluegrass Opera‘s Saturday night show, but we did get a sneak preview Tuesday night of Quantum Mechanic by John Bilotta with a libretto by John McGrew and Chicken Little, The Sky … Continue reading

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World premier opera tonight at Singletary

Yes, it’s early August. Not exactly the time of year you look for world-premier opera in the Bluegrass. But that is what will be on stage tonight at the Singletary Center for the Arts as Lorne Dechtenberg conducts the world … Continue reading

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