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Kentucky Opera | Art from a Distance

Dear Friends, While we are working behind-the-scenes to prepare for our reimagined 20/21 season, we are also creating and rounding up opportunities to enjoy art from a distance until we can reunite in-person. Blind Injustice – A Conversation with Sankara Harouna Deborah Nansteel and Sankara Harouna in Blind Injustice. Photo: Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera Sankara Harouna, a local [...]

Kentucky Opera | Art from a Distance

Dear Friends, We at Kentucky Opera hope you are staying healthy and safe. We’re sharing these virtual arts opportunities so you can continue to enjoy art from a distance, until we can reunite in person. Kentucky Opera Participates in 2020 Virtual Cultural Pass The 2020 Virtual Cultural Pass offers families in Greater Louisville with students [...]

Kentucky Opera Reimagines Brown-Forman 2...

Dear Friends,  In a usual year, the summer is a busy time at Kentucky Opera building sets and costumes, scheduling community programs, and preparing for rehearsals. This is, as you know, quite an unusual year. In mid-March Kentucky Opera responded to the pandemic by suspending, indefinitely, our final production of the year, the youth opera Robin Hood, and all end-of-season fundraising and school activities. Now, we have had to make the difficult decision to reimagine our 20/21 season.  The pandemic has [...]

Continuing the Conversation with Kentuck...

"What shape must the world be in to provoke you to try to change it? Not just with your vote, but with your voice, power and influence? Do you realize you are enough…to change a community…to start a movement…to educate a child...to fulfill your life purpose? What will be your legacy?" —Sadiqa Reynolds, President and [...]

Kentucky Opera Stands for Racial Justice

Recent tragedies in our community and across the country have unveiled the systemic racism that African American members of our community have experienced for far too long.The inherent injustices surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor, who would have turned 27 today, illustrate the reality of unjust systems here in Louisville. We stand united with our neighbors [...]

Staff Chat: Verne Boddy

This article previously appeared in Kentucky Opera's OperaBill for Glory Denied, 2019 Article by Rashida Asante-Eccleston, Marketing Associate at Kentucky Opera Verne Boddy, Brown Theatre Technical Director, has over two decades of experience. Over the course of his career, Verne continues to carry the lessons he learned during his time in the military in the [...]