Tag Archives: River of Time

Opera Review: UK Opera’s Die Fledermaus

Who knew these UK Opera kids were so funny? The last few years, they haven’t had much of a chance to show it. They’ve been dealing with subjects like slavery (River of Time), murder (Lucia di Lammermoor), pretty young things … Continue reading

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Picturing 2009 arts

This was the second year I spent covering my beat with a camera in my hands a lot of the time. As I said, last year, covering stories as a writer and a photographer is an interesting approach, because you … Continue reading

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Video review: Our Lincoln

The presentation of Our Lincoln at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in February was undeniably a big deal for Kentucky arts and humanities. Artists who live and work here were presented on one … 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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Review: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Note: Space is finite in newspapers, really more finite than ever. This being a new opera, I wrote a bit longer than a usual review, and a little bit longer than the printed page in Saturday’s paper will hold. This … Continue reading

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First Look: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Click the play button to hear a podcast of our River of Time report for WEKU-FM 88.9: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/10/4abeopera.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents the world premier production of composer Joe Baber … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. President, you should see ‘Our Lincoln’

Dear President Obama, During your campaign and since your election, you have talked extensively about Abraham Lincoln and boosted the arts as a way to share our culture and tell our story. Has Kentucky got a show for you. This … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2009 arts and entertainment

For the day-after-New Year’s Weekender, Scott the editor asked me and the other Herald-Leader critics to weigh in on what we are looking forward to in 2009. Here’s my list of local arts events. Violin virtuosos: Early in the year, … Continue reading

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