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  • Opera in the Park – August 24
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    24-08-2018

    1402 Willow Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

    1402 Willow Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

    Join us for a FREE Community Concert at Willow Park in the Highlands. It’s a summer evening filled with beautiful singing, entertainment, and fun featuring Kentucky Opera Studio Artists.

    Arrive early! Bring a chair, a blanket, or a picnic and secure your spot for the concert. Seating is first-come, first-served.

    Picnic-style are will be available courtesy of Atria, along with wine and beer for purchase. Fill and chill provided by Lousiville Water Company.

     

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  • Gist Piano Sale and Fundraiser – August 25
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    25-08-2018

    1818, 1714 Lincoln Ave, Louisville, KY 40213

    1818, 1714 Lincoln Ave, Louisville, KY 40213

    Have you been thinking of buying a piano for your home? If so, NOW IS THE TIME!

    SATURDAY, August 25 from12 noon to 5 pm. Kentucky Opera has partnered with Gist Piano Center this year to provide our friends and supporters a rare opportunity to purchase a quality new or used piano at special reduced prices — all while supporting our Kentucky Opera. This event will feature a large selection of new and used pianos, as well as digital pianos, from most major brands.

    Pianos will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Financing and delivery are available. To learn more visit GistPianoCenter.com/Pianosale.

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  • Library Lecture Series – August 29
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    29-08-2018

    301 York Street, Louisville, KY USA 40203

    301 York Street, Louisville, KY USA 40203

    Kentucky Opera Lecture Series: The Magic Flute

    The Historical and Mythological Background of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.  

    Most baroque and classical operas were based on tales from Greek or Roman mythology or history.  Mozart and his librettist Schikaneder ventured into less explored terrain by setting their opera in ancient Egypt, with the gods Isis and Osiris dominating the world of Sarastro and his fellow priests.

    The cosmic war between powers of light and powers of darkness is also drawn from Egyptian mythology.  And the world of ancient myths about the supernatural power of music lies behind the use of the magic flute itself as the opera’s most important symbol.

    The event is free, but tickets are required – click here to order.

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  • Summer Thursday Concert Series at Locust Grove – August 30
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    30-08-2018

    561 BLANKENBAKER LANE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40207

    561 BLANKENBAKER LANE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40207

    Enjoy your opera favorites as explored through the history of Locust Grove.
    Settler William Croghan was calling Louisville home by 1784. That same year, Mozart became a Freemason in Austria, personally adapting ideals that not only influenced the American Founding Fathers, but would later embed themselves in his acclaimed opera, The Magic Flute. When The Magic Flute premiered a few years later in 1792, Italian opera legend Gioacchino Rossini was born in Italy, and back in Kentucky, William and Lucy Clark Croghan were building their home, Locust Grove. The Croghan family sold the land to riverboat captain James Paul in 1878, when productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S Pinafore premiered in the states, inspiring great interest in light opera throughout the country. When the site was purchased by Jefferson County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky and subsequently restored and opened to the public in 1964, Kentucky Opera was producing Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte and Verdi’s Rigoletto.

    Bring your own blankets and chairs. Doors open at 6:00 pm; performance begins at 6:30 pm. Concessions will be sold; Against the Grain Brewery and Sweet and Savory Food Truck will offer food and drink for sale.

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