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Historical and Literary Background

Material of Virginia Opera. Printed with permission. Historical and Literary Background Ariadne in Mythology Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphae of Crete. Minos ordered a maze called the Cretan Labyrinth erected, at the center of which dwelt Minotaur, a creature half-man and half-bull. The monster was appeased with periodic sacrifices of […]


OVATIONS! is now digital. Browse Kentucky Opera’s first issue of the season and learn more about our production of MADAME BUTTERFLY.

OVATIONS: Who’s Who in Madame...

OVATIONS: Who’s Who in Madame Butterfly

CIO-CIO-SAN: (Soprano) Also known by the English translation of her name, Madame “Butterfly,” Cio-Cio-San is the naïve, but loyal former geisha who marries and is later abandoned by the American Navy officer, Pinkerton. She is portrayed by Talise Trevigne. TALISE TREVIGNE: “Trevigne’s voice was agile and expressive as she conquered the wide melodic leaps. Her voice […]

The 65th Anniversary Season

An exclusive interview with Maestro Joseph Mechavich on the upcoming 2016/17 Kentucky Opera Season.

Chorus Auditions

Kentucky Opera is seeking new chorus members and supernumeraries for our 2016/17 season!

Chorus Member Spotlight

Kentucky Opera welcomes back Jacob Pence as a chorus member for SHOW BOAT!