Final Dress Rehearsal for Students and Educators

Kentucky Opera invites students, educators and their respective families to attend the Main Stage Final Dress Rehearsals (FDR). All performances take place at the W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre. The Pre-Performance Discussion begins at 6:00 pm in the Brown Rehearsal Hall with the Performance beginning at 7:00 pm. Make sure to reserve your seats in advance!

Passes are $5 each in advance or $10 each at the door, tax NOT INCLUDED. Educational institutions and other organizations organized as tax exempt do not have to pay 6% sales tax on tickets. Please refer to KRS 139.495 for more details.

Rigoletto: Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Online Reservation Form.
Recommended for audiences 12 and older.
IMPORTANT: After submitting the registration form, you will be redirected to our shopping cart for payment. Please be sure to complete payment before exiting the site.

There are no refunds or exchanges. K-12 student groups should have appropriate adult supervision. Schools can apply for transportation funding through the TranspARTation Directory with the Kentucky Arts Council to cover the transportation cost of select field trip dates at partnering organizations.

Preview Discussion
A 35-minute pre-performance, preview discussion is available at no additional cost, one hour prior to the start of the Final Dress Rehearsal Performances. The discussion takes a multimedia approach to prepare audiences for what they will experience during the performance. The Preview Discussion is available for in-school visits, by request.

Lunch and Listen

Broadcast live through a partnership with MetroTV and WUOL at the Louisville Public Media studios, this program offers a unique opportunity to meet main stage artists performing live selections from the upcoming opera production. In addition, the conductor and director provide commentary and interviews. To make a reservation, contact Kentucky Opera at (502) 584-4500.

The Magic Flute: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 12 pm

Studio Artist Recital on Air: Wednesday, September 26 at 12 pm

Enemies, A Love Story: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12 pm

Rigoletto: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12 pm


Concert Performances for Senior Care

Experience Cost: $350 (Sponsorships are available)
Program Length: 45 mins – 1 hour
Capacity: Based on the capacity of the on-site location
Program Availability: Select dates throughout the year. Contact for scheduling.


Opera Preview

Join Kentucky Opera’s Manager of Education for a free 30-minute multimedia approach to preparing audiences for what they will experience during the performance. Musical and historical topics will be explored as well as Kentucky Opera’s philosophy on productions and new takes on standard repertory. Mainstage opera previews are one hour prior to curtain time in the rehearsal hall of the Brown Theatre.

Opera Unwrapped

NEW THIS SEASON! A unique opportunity to go behind the scenes as we deconstruct what you have experienced on stage with the cast and creative team. Join us in the Fifth Third Conference Center of the Brown Theatre immediately following the Sunday performance of each opera. Light refreshments will be provided.