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Episode 1 in our “Dear Mom” series features a letter from Natalka, a Czech-American woman, to her mother in the far-away Czech Republic.
“Wade in the Water” is an African-American spiritual traditionally sung by enslaved peoples and is often associated with the Underground Railroad. These lyrics were used to uplift spirits and encourage resilience during slavery. Ultimately, this is a song about enduring hardship and maintaining strength and faith in the face of injustice.
In our final episode of Hoops & High Notes, soprano Ashley Emerson interviews Jen Grove, Owner of Lettersong Calligraphy Studio & Gallery, to explore the connections between opera and calligraphy, two art forms performed with rhythm, flow, grace, and fluidity.
As you know, we don’t typically use amplification for our voices in opera. However, during this season when we can’t bring our singers together to perform, we have chosen to tell stories of, and with, our community in a new and engaging way. This season is centered on the people of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Kentucky and how opera tells our stories.
Through our stories, our Amplify Your Voice initiative is projecting the voices of our own community during this pandemic-induced hiatus. During this time when we seek to connect, Kentucky Opera continues to draw our region together through our timeless art form. This project will allow us the opportunity to explore the opera repertoire we love and share opera with other new opera audiences.
One thing that makes our art form resonate through the ages is its expression of the human condition. This season, we have identified three themes that frequently appear in opera as well as in our own lives: Family, Justice, and Faith. Please click on the photos below to see how Kentucky Opera will explore these themes this season.
Kentucky Opera retained its 20/21 artists, stage directors and studio artists to produce and perform original, online artistic content and live, in-person performances as part of its Amplify Your Voice initiative. Please consider a gift to support our season activities.
All families are unique, with stories of pain, joy and hope that deserve to be told. What special moments have defined your family?