Tag Archives: Manuel Castillo

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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Haitian Harmony kids have arrived

More than two-dozen children from the Centre Educatif l’Union des Coeurs in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, arrived in Lexington early Wednesday evening (Sept. 22) to prepare for their performances during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The choir has been trained by University … Continue reading

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UK singers bring music to Haiti

Read Manuel Castillo’s Haiti diary. See Castillo’s Haiti photo album. Eric Brown’s mother told him that traveling to Haiti would be “eye-opening.” “Like most sons, I kind of tuned her out,” recalled Brown, a graduate student in the University of … Continue reading

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Slide show: Summerfest’s Once on This Island

SummerFest closes out its 2009 season with the musical Once on This Island by writer Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty. The musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl in Haiti who believes the gods spared her … 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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