Tag Archives: University of Kentucky Opera Theatre

‘Hoffman’ another chance to enjoy Greg Turay on stage in Lexington

I went to the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s rehearsal for The Tales of Hoffman Tuesday night to work on a story about Matthew Turner, the bass who has joined a small, elite club of UK singers who advanced to the national rounds … Continue reading

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UK sends two singers to Met Auditions semi-finals

University of Kentucky bass Matthew Turner won the Mid-South Regional Round of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions Saturday at UK’s Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, and has advanced to the audition’s national semi-finals, March 15 on the stage of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Turay makes surprise appearance at CKYO opener

I was at last night’s season opening concert by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras‘ Concert and Symphony orchestras in  a strictly personal capacity but witnessed a little surprise area opera fans would appreciate it. Before a pair of opera selections, … Continue reading

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UK Opera Theatre will present ‘Les Miserables’ in October

Even before the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre opened its blockbuster production of Phantom of the Opera last October, director Everett McCorvey knew there was only one show to do for an encore: Les Miserables. So, the day after Phantom closed, McCorvey says … Continue reading

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Singers win Alltech scholarships to UK

Five singers won cash prizes and full scholarships to the ­University of Kentucky in the Alltech Vocal Scholarship ­Competition on March 3 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The annual ­competition has become one of the premier vocal scholarship … Continue reading

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Review: The Phantom of the Opera by University of Kentucky Opera Theatre

The administrators of the rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera have gone to great lengths to make sure the student productions they authorize are student productions. No faculty appearances, recent grad cameos or guest artist ringers in … Continue reading

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Opera Society presents Lindsay’s lectures

The Lexington Opera Society has announced its fall lineup of lectures by musicologist and vocal coach Tedrin Blair Lindsay, also a freelance music and theater critic for the Herald-Leader. Lindsay has presented the popular lecture series for several years now, … Continue reading

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UK grads in Porgy and Bess on Broadway

When The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess opens on Broadway tonight, two University of Kentucky graduates will be on stage. Andrea Jones-Sojola is playing the Strawberry Woman and understudies the roles of Clara and Serena. Phumzile Sojola is Peter, The Honey … Continue reading

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LexArts announces grants and allocations

LexArts has announced its recipients of general operating support and community arts grants. The general operating support funds are unrestricted grants, generally to larger organizations in Lexington. This year’s recipients are: ■ Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, $20,000 ■ Lexington Art … Continue reading

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SummerFest’s monsters

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s SummerFest has its monsters lined up for the annual event July 6 to 24 in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. The theme for the season is monsters, with trio of shows featuring monstrous characters in numerous forms. … Continue reading

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