Tag Archives: Reginald Smith Jr.

Notebook: UK Choirs’ ‘Collage’

The University of Kentucky choirs’ holiday “Collage” concert has always been a little hard to get a handle on. No specific group is highlighted beyond a few minutes and there is no defined style, except really good music. It’s just … 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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Notebook: River of Time Cast 1

I’ve talked before at le blog about the challenge of reviewing University of Kentucky Opera Theatre productions because the collegiate company always double-casts shows due to singers’ needs for vocal rest — professional companies rarely put a show up on … Continue reading

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