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Kentucky Opera 21/22 Brown-Forman Season

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Orfeo

February 11 & 13, 2022
Brown Theatre

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Produced in collaboration with Louisville Ballet
Sung in Italian with English captions

A Timeless Story of Sacrificial Love — With One of Opera’s Most Beautiful Scores

The Greek myth of Orfeo represents the love, missed opportunities and joy we experience in life — and what we would sacrifice to keep that love alive.

Praised by The Washington Post for her “gorgeous, warm voice that you want to keep listening to,” celebrated mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin stars in the title role under the direction of Kelly Kitchens, who provides a moving, contemporary approach to the classic tale. Produced in collaboration with Louisville Ballet and featuring the period instruments of Bourbon Baroque Orchestra, Orfeo features thrilling choreography by Robert Curran who will bring Gluck’s famous ballet sequences to life.

An American Dream

April 8 & 10, 2022
Brown Theatre

Music by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
Sung in English with English captions

Treasured Possessions Become Symbols of Home in this Opera Inspired by True American Stories

Set during WWII, An American Dream centers on two women: a Japanese-American girl forced to leave her home and a Jewish German immigrant determined to bring her family safely to America. This poetic and gripping opera carries timely themes of belonging, justice, and the struggle to maintain a sense of place.

In its Seattle Opera world premiere, An American Dream was called “a heartwrenching opera…eloquent and moving” by the Seattle Times, with Opera News describing the music and libretto as “touching…sentimental…lyrical.”

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Holiday Celebration

December 16, 2021
Brown Theatre

Holiday spirits glow in a program featuring winter vignettes from operas and other popular holiday favorites. A perfect family outing just in time for the holidays, featuring Kentucky Opera Chorus and soloists.

Robin Hood: a youth opera

June 10 & 11, 2022
Bomhard Theater

By Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke

We All Have the Power to Do Good in This World – If We Choose

The culmination of our Youth Opera Program, this production is a fresh take on the classic childhood tale performed by youth for youth and their families. Faced with corruption from the tyrannical sheriff, Robin follows the voice of his heart and leads a merry band of ordinary citizens to change their world. Starring members of Kentucky Opera's Youth Opera Project.


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If you are a returning subscriber, meaning that you did subscribe to the 19/20 or 20/21 seasons (before the 20/21 season was cancelled), please click the button above to renew your subscription. You will be asked to activate your account the first time you log in.

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