Lexington Philharmonic Fairy-Tale Opera at annual Candy Cane! Nov. 26 to feature Hansel and Gretel

The Lexington Philharmonic kicks off the holiday season with its annual Candy Cane Concert on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Singletary Center for the Arts. LexPhil will present a very special semi-staged presentation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera Hänsel & Gretel, featuring the talents of Kentucky Opera Studio Artists. Originally conceived by the Brothers Grimm,...

New Kentucky Opera Brown Forman 65th anniversary season features trio of well-known productions

The Kentucky Opera will celebrate its 65th anniversary with the 2016-17 Brown-Forman season. Audiences will be treated to a trio of well-known, beloved productions: Madame Butterfly, The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Mikado. Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly will kick off the season with performances on Friday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 25. Following that will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s...

Kentucky Opera continues 64th season with Three Decembers; Denyce Graves leads cast

  Kentucky Opera continues its 64th season with an new production of Three Decembers starring African-American actors and backed by all local designers. The original new take on this Jake Heggie opera features reimagined sets, staging, lighting and costumes.   Denyce Graves leads the cast of ‘Three Decembers.’ (Photo provided) In addition, the production “continues a process...