Sankara Harouna, a local artist and long-time member of Kentucky Opera’s chorus, debuted the role of Derrick Wheatt in Cincinnati Opera’s World Premiere production of “Blind Injustice” almost one year ago. The opera, more than ever, is an important story to tell. We sat down with Sankara to talk about his experience with the production, and with the opera community as a young black artist.
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dear Friends, We hope you enjoy this roundup of virtual arts opportunities until we can reunite in person. Impact Reports Now Available Online Did you know that in this past season, Kentucky Opera reached more than 20,000 individuals with our productions and programs? Learn more about Kentucky Opera’s community programming with our Fall 2019 and [...]
This article previously appeared in Kentucky Opera's OperaBill for The Marriage of Figaro, 2020 Article by Julia M. Leist, Director of Development and Communications at Legal Aid Society Famed theatre and opera director Anne Bogart once said that art “shines light into the dark spaces.” It’s the thread that connects the work of artists to [...]