Opera has the power to connect us to the past, the future, to our inner selves, and to each other. The three show season subscription package for our 68th season is framed by two timeless classics with an important Kentucky Opera premiere!
By Georges Bizet
Sept. 20 & 22, 2019
Sung in French with projected English Supertitles
Can the power within give you the strength to survive your circumstance?
Iconic. Brave. Timeless. Carmen struggles to overcome her tragic circumstances. Featuring Bizet’s magnetic music, hear some of the most recognizable melodies in opera, including the “Habanera,” the “Seguidilla,” and the famous “Toreador Song.” Carmen is a heroine for the ages.
Music by Tom Cipullo; Libretto by Tom Cipullo, based on the book by Tom Philpott
Nov. 8 & 10, 2019
Sung in English with projected English Supertitles
How do you return home from war when the world has left you behind?
One of the most important new works of present-day opera follows the saga of Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. This production over Veteran’s Day weekend will amplify the stories, of our brave service men and women and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifices for our country.
The Marriage of Figaro
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Feb. 14 & 16, 2020
Sung in Italian with projected English Supertitles
Does having the right to do something make it the right thing to do?
Witness the redemptive power of friendship in what many call the perfect opera. Mozart takes audiences on an adventure of love and deception. Countess Almaviva conspires with the young couple Figaro and Susanna to thwart the Count’s devious intentions to ruin the young couple’s wedding day. Will Susanna and Figaro make it to the altar?
Robin Hood, a youth opera
By Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke
Mar. 27 & 29, 2020
Not part of the 3-show subscription package but available now to subscribers. Call 502-584-4500 to add this show for $15 per ticket!
Sung in English
We all have the power to do good in this world — if we choose.
The culmination of our inaugural Youth Opera Program, this production is a fresh take on the classic childhood tale performed by youth for youth and their families. Faced with corruption from the tyrannical Sheriff, Robin follows the voice of his heart and leads a merry band of ordinary citizens to change their world.
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About Kentucky Opera’s Brown-Forman 2019/20 Season Show Images
Special thanks to the team that put together our stunning show images!
Photographer: Clay Cook
Fashion Stylist: Miranda McDonald
Fashion Stylist Assistant: Andrea Hutchinson
Makeup Artist: Alexis Gibson
Hair Stylist: Jamie Pyron
Wig Stylist: Darcee Rogers
Models provided by Helen Wells Agency: Arion Pierce, Stephanie Stewart, Allison Reddick, Brittany Sherrard, Doug Potts