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Kentucky Opera Presents Sidecar Saturday, May 19 at 8:00pm

Join us for Sidecar, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8pm. This 90-minute performance will take place at the Mercury Ballroom in downtown Louisville (611 S. 4th Street). An addition to the Brown-Forman 2017/18 season, Sidecar will feature 2005 BBC Singer of the World, Nicole Cabell, and rising star of the Ryan Opera Center, Mexican Tenor, Mario Rojas, accompanied by Craig Terry. This event will include tableside drink service. The night will conclude with the drawing of Kentucky Opera’s 2018 Design Your Dream Porsche Car Raffle. Tickets are $30 for standing room/general admission; seated tickets begin at $90 and $150 for VIP table service.


Valet Parking will begin at 5:30PM in front of The Mercury Ballroom at $20 per car. Meter parking is also available on all streets surrounding the venue and is free after 6pm. There are three main parking garages surrounding the venue for $6 event parking:


  • Chestnut Centre Garage (420 W. Chestnut St.)
  • Brown Hotel Garage (658 S. Third St.)
  • Fifth Street Garage (630 S. Fourth St.)


Nicole Cabell

Nicole Cabell, the 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and Decca recording artist, is one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her solo debut album, “Soprano”, was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone and has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany.

Mario Rojas

Tenor Mario Rojas is a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. He has performed as Rodolfo in La bohème at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and elsewhere in Mexico, as well as making his debut as Borsa ub Rigoletto in 2017/18 at Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is an alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he was heard as Don José in La tragédie de Carmen and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore. The tenor is one of the youngest singers ever to receive the Plácido Domingo scholarship from SIVAM, Mexico’s most prominent young-artist program. In 2015 Rojas was very successful in competitions, receiving the Marta Eggerth Kiepura Award in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Completion, third place in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, the Emerging Singers Award in the Opera Index Vocal Competition, and an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western District Auditions.

Craig Terry

Pianist Craig Terry currently serves as Music Director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, after having spent eleven seasons at Lyric as Assistant Conductor. Lauded for his “sensitive and stylish” (The New York Times) and “superb” (Opera News) playing, pianist Craig Terry enjoys an international career regularly performing with some of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists. Terry’s discography includes Diva on Detour with Patricia Racette, As Long As There Are Songs with Stephanie Blythe, and Chanson d’Avril with Nicole Cabell.