Opera In The Community



Kentucky Opera invites students, educators and their respective families to attend the Main Stage Final Dress Rehearsals (FDR).

  • $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.

Ariadne auf Naxos

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7 pm @ The W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre.
Reserve Ariadne auf Naxos FDR Tickets!


**Dead Man Walking

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7 pm The W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre  **Adult content, adult language, sexual violence
Reserve Dead Man Walking FDR tickets!


The Barber of Seville

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7 pm @ The W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre
Reserve The Barber of Seville FDR tickets!


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.

Ariadne auf Naxos: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12 pm

Dead Man Walking: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12 pm **Adult content, adult language, sexual violence

The Barber of Seville: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 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.