Tag Archives: Metropolitan Opera

’60 Minutes’ features Metropolitan Opera’s Peter Gelb

One of the distinctive things about CBS’ 60 Minutes, after its hard-hitting investigative journalism, is its arts reporting. Over the years, the network news magazine — yes, network news magazine — has racked up an impressive line of profiles of artists and stories about … Continue reading

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Anthony Clark Evans on the road to Chicago

Elizabethtown-based baritone Anthony Clark Evans, who was selling cars at the beginning of this year, is on his way to the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Ryan Opera Center is the … 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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National Anthem: Everybody Sing!

This is the post in which I will actually advance an idea from my sister – trust me, no one will find this more bizarre than her. Anyway, she chimed in on a Facebook chat about the latest horrendous rendition … Continue reading

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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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Gregory Turay in Versailles, Thursday night

University of Kentucky graduate and Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay will perform Thursday night in a concert to benefit the Rotary International’s Polio Plus program. Turay, an artist-in-residence this year at the University of Kentucky, will perform the second half … Continue reading

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Met Auditions will be an all-day affair

This year’s Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions will be an event of Wagnerian proportions, at least in length. With 25 hopefuls, Saturday’s presentation of the Kentucky District Auditions at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall … 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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You decide: Is the Met’s ‘La Sonnambula’ that bad?

Operas routinely get bad reviews, particularly in New York City. But Mary Zimmerman’s production of Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula reached a noteworthy level of vitriol. At the end of the opening night production, Zimmerman was roundly booed for her interpretation … Continue reading

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Lexington dancer in Met Live-HD broadcast

The Metropolitan Opera’s Live-HD series is back on the big screen this weekend, and once again, you may have a chance to see a local face in one of the Met’s epic productions. Christoph Willibald Gluck‘s Orfeo ed Euridice is … Continue reading

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