The Brown-Forman 2019/20 Season

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
Brown Theatre

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.

Glory Denied
Music by Tom Cipullo; Libretto by Tom Cipullo, based on the book by Tom Philpott

Nov. 8 & 10, 2019
Brown Theatre

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
Brown Theatre

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
Bomhard Theatre
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.


Two-Show Pro-Rated Packages


Save up to 25% over single tickets!

  • Subscribe and save up to 25% over individual tickets.
  • Also save 15% on additional single tickets.  Great for friends and family!
  • Subscribers receive free exchanges to another performance if your schedule changes.
  • Get the best seats in every section!  Subscribers come before the general public.
  • Subscribers receive complimentary High Notes e-newsletter with the inside scoop on our arts, social events, and more!
  • Subscribers get exclusive invitations to VIP events!

Subscribe by phone:  502-584-4500 | Monday – Friday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

About Kentucky Opera’s Brown-Forman 2019/20 Season Show Images

Special thanks to the team that put together our stunning show images!

Kentucky Opera Season Images*
Produced by Randy Blevins, Think Tank Marketing
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
*Excludes Robin Hood, photo from Getty Images