Opera In The Community



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! 


The Magic Flute: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (Submit Reservation Form) 

Enemies, A Love Story: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (Submit Reservation Form) 

Rigoletto: Wednesday, February 13, 2018 (Submit Reservation Form) 


  • Tickets are at no cost for Title 1 schools and comparable organizations.
  • $5 per ticket in advance/ $10 per ticket at door.
  • 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.



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



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.


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.