Adult & College Programs



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.

Madame Butterfly – Wednesday, September 14 @ 12:00 PM.

The Abduction From the Seraglio – Wednesday, October 26 @ 12:00 PM.

The Mikado – Wednesday, February 1 @ 12:00 PM.


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.

Madame Butterfly 
Friday, September 23 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 25 @ 1:00 PM

The Abduction from the Seraglio
Friday, November 4 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 6 @ 1:00 PM

The Mikado 
Friday, February 10 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 12 @ 1:00 PM


Kentucky Opera offers the opportunity for patrons to stay and talk with the conductors, stage directors, and artists immediately following the Sunday matinee performance. The Opera Talk Back programs will take place in the Fifth/Third Conference Room located on the first floor of the Brown Theatre.

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*Madame Butterfly Reservation Form – September 21, 2016
The Abduction from the Seraglio Reservation Form – November 2, 2016
*Please note we have rated this opera PG-13 for adult content.
The Mikado Reservation Form – February 8, 2017

 COLLEGE STUDENTS can purchase $20 tickets to any opera production! Call the box office at (502) 584-4500 for details.
* Must have valid student ID


For questions regarding program scheduling, please contact Aubrey Baker, Manager of Education and Community Outreach. (502)-561-7938.