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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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Robinson’s widower stepping down from Met Auditions post

Henno Lohmeyer, the widower of late University of Kentucky voice professor Gail Robinson, is resigning his post as co-director of the Kentucky District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Lohmeyer, who was a television producer in Germany when he … Continue reading

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Met Live HD: The Audition

Fans of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live HD movie theater series have a slightly different event to take in Sunday afternoon. Instead of showing a live broadcast of a full-length opera, viewers can take a look behind the tense scenes of … Continue reading

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