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2012 Met Auditions Kentucky District winners

University of Kentucky senior Rebecca Farley and Ph.D. candidate Thomas Gunther were winners in Saturday’s Kentucky District Round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and they are still in the running to sing on the Metropolitan Opera stage. Their next stop … Continue reading

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Two UK singers already have advanced in Met Auditions

The Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions isn’t until until Nov. 17 at Memorial Hall. But two University of Kentucky singers already have advanced to the regional round of the competition by competing in other district … Continue reading

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Anthony Clark Evans’ journey takes him from car dealership to Metropolitan Opera triumph

Anthony Clark Evans looks around Clifton and Renee Smith’s Lexington home. “This is the nicest house I’ve ever been in,” he says matter-of-factly. A few minutes later, the house is his performance venue. Evans entertains the small crowd of musicians … Continue reading

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UK singer wins encouragement award at Met regionals

University of Kentucky senior Rachel Sterrenberg won the encouragement award at Saturday’s Mid-South Regional round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The soprano from Madison, Ga., has had quite a year as an undergraduate in a program that usually … Continue reading

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Two Kentucky District singers win at Met regional

In its first time competing in the Mid-South Regional Round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Kentucky District distinguished itself with two out of the top three winners, including the competitor who will advance to the national semi-finals … 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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Messianic voices

Eric Brown has had at least one big thing to do between winning at the Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and heading to Tri-State regionals in Indianapolis next month: Get ready for Messiah. Brown will … Continue reading

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Live blog: the Met auditions

12:15 p.m. Sorry to be a bit late in starting the live blog from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Kentucky District Auditions. The program has been moving fairly quickly with a bunch of UK singers up front, and since they … Continue reading

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Pre-game analysis: The Met Auditions

Usually singers in the Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions have a 1-in-5, maybe 1-in-4 chance of advancing to the next round. This year, it’s more like 1-in-9. Maybe it’s some sort of anniversary karma because … Continue reading

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Gregory Turay is coming back to UK

Gregory Turay, the tenor who helped put the University of Kentucky’s voice program on the map, will be back at UK next year. According to UK Opera Theatre director Everett McCorvey, Turay will be an artist-in-residence at the school, teaching … Continue reading

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