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“Gypsy”, “Gitano”, or “Romany”? Pt. 2

This article previously appeared in Kentucky Opera's OperaBill for Carmen, 2019 Article by Diana Dinicola, co-director, Flamenco Louisville When presented with the literary and operatic versions of Carmen, it is no suprrise to me that Merimee and Bizet were captivated by the city of Sevilla and its inhabitants. A serious dedication to flamenco took me [...]

“Gypsy”, “Gitano”, or “Romany”? Pt. 1

This article previously appeared in Kentucky Opera's OperaBill for Carmen, 2019 Article written by Caren Gussoff Sumption Carmen’s literary origins reveal the allure of the mysterious. Bizet’s beloved opera is based on a novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée. The novella was based on a real Spanish woman, but Mérimée exoticized the story [...]

Kentucky Opera | Art from a Distance

Dear Friends, While we are working behind-the-scenes to prepare for our upcoming season, we are also creating and rounding up artful opportunities to enjoy until we see you again in the theatre. Audience Magazine Check out the new bi-monthly Audience Magazine! Inside you’ll hear from several arts leaders including Kentucky Opera’s General Director, Barbara Lynne [...]

Inside the Louisville Vet Center

By Rashida Asante-Eccleston This article previously appeared in Kentucky Opera's OperaBill for Glory Denied, 2019 After returning from deployment, soldiers may encounter difficulty adjusting to civilian life. The Louisville Vet Center helps veterans make that transition with services available free of charge. The Vet Center was started after recognition that many veterans from the Vietnam [...]

Music in the Military

By Sergeant First Class Ben Hilgert, The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus This article previously appeared in Kentucky Opera's Operabill for Glory Denied, 2019 Since before the Declaration of Independence, music has played a vital role in the American military. Whether mustering the troops for their various daily activities, signaling troop movements in [...]