Our 20/21 season features three productions that celebrate the importance of friendship and community

La bohème
Giacomo Puccini

Sept. 11 & 13, 2020
Brown Theatre

Sung in Italian with English Captions

Picture it: Paris. 1830. A chance encounter ignites a romance for the ages between the seamstress Mimì and the poet Rodolfo. Meanwhile, Marcello is falling back into the arms of the lovely and vivacious Musetta. La bohème follows these couples and their friends as they bond together to create a family who would do anything for each other.

Photography by Patrick L. Pfister

Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck

Oct. 30 & Nov.1, 2020
Brown Theatre

Sung in English with projected English Supertitles

This coming Halloween weekend, Kentucky Opera brings the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale to life onstage for the entire family with Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The two hungry siblings, Hansel and Gretel, find themselves lost in the woods searching for supper when they happen upon the gingerbread house of their dreams. But it’s too good to be true. See what happens when these two young people rely on their wits — and each other — to outsmart the Evil Witch and free the other children.

O+E
Christoph Willibald Gluck

Feb. 12 & 14, 2021
Brown Theatre

Sung in Italian with projected English Supertitles

This adaptation of Orfeo ed Euridice a groundbreaking retelling of the classic Greek myth in Kentucky Opera’s collaboration with Louisville Ballet. When E is in danger of dying, O can’t escape her memories of the best — and the worst — days of the life they’ve shared. O is willing to go to hell and back to save the one she loves. Will she be able to bring E safely back? Can Love save her?

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