Hoops and High Notes
Close-up of elegant singer Ashley Emerson

Soprano Ashley Emerson hosts this video series which includes a lighthearted comparison of opera singers with athletes, artists and artisans in our community. Watch them compare notes, flaunt their skills, compare secrets of their craft and share in good-natured competition.

Ballet + Opera

Join soprano Ashley Emerson in our first episode of Hoops & High Notes. Discover what ballet performers and opera singers have in common in this interview with Louisville Ballet’s Ryo Suzuki.

Bourbon + Opera

What does a bourbon Master Distiller have in common with an opera performer in perfecting their craft? Find out in the second episode of our Hoops & High Notes series as soprano Ashley Emerson interviews Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller Chris Morris on his journey at Brown-Forman.

Football + Opera

How does training for a football game compare to preparing for an opera? Watch our third episode of Hoops & High Notes for an interview with soprano Ashley Emerson and PJ Mbanasor, former football player at the University of Louisville, to find out.