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Kentucky Opera Presents The Girl Of The Golden West

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Nov 122014
 

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The Kentucky Opera, will present Puccini’s “The Girl Of The Golden West” (“La fanciulla del West”), a spaghetti-Western opera of sorts, influenced by the Wells Fargo Co. of the era and sponsored, on this occasion, by the same company. Much of the opera’s plot centers around a Wells Fargo agent named Ashby and his attempts to apprehend a bandit who robs stagecoaches, and, appropriately, the product placement is a Wells Fargo safe that sits on stage during Act One. So knock it off about how opera is only about seventeenth to nineteenth century Europeans chasing love and killing one another; this opera is about Americans chasing love and killing one another – over money. It’s at the The W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre on November 14 and again on November 16. Tickets start at $34.

Kentucky Opera s Production of Verdi s Simon Boccanegra Previewed

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Nov 082013
 

Selena Frye at Louisville.com has a fairly lengthy article that previews the Kentucky Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Simon Boccanegra, staged as happening in Benito Mussolini’s Italy. If you haven’t seen this opera, this is a pretty good outline of the story. Read it here.

Power2Give Raises Funds For Arts Groups

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May 242012
 

Among the various sites that help groups raise money for projects is power2give.org, a site which hosts fund-raisers for 501©3 (non-profits) groups. The site was created and is run by the Fund For The Arts. While not limited to Louisville-area projects, there are several Louisville and Kentucky-area campaigns currently running:

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra is raising funds to buy a contra-basson. ($6,885)
    The Kentucky Opera is looking for funds for a costume for the title character in “Don Giovanni.” ($500)
    The West Louisville Boy’s and Girl’s Choir is seeking funds for an upcoming West Coast tour. ($10,000)
    The Louisville Youth Choir needs money to pay for costs of a “Science Of Singing” camp at the Louisville Science Center, ($500)
    The Louisville Chorus is working on a CD, “As I Went To Bethlehem.” ($6,885)
    The Louisville Master Chorale completed their fund-raiser for the “Take a Seat” project, raising $2060.

Kentucky Opera Chorus Auditions

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Mar 222012
 

Chorus auditions for Kentucky Opera’s 2012-2013 Season will take place on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, 2012, from 4:30p-9p. If needed there will also be an audition on Wednesday, April 18 from 4:30p-9p. All are asked to prepare one aria, preferably in Italian. Accompanist will be provided.

To schedule and audition or receive more information, please contact Alise Oliver, Artistic Administrator, at 502-584-4500, or by email at alise_oliver (at) kyopera (dot) org.

Louisville Orchestra Musicians Protest Kentucky Opera Production

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Feb 182012
 

Louisville Orchestra musicians and other labor supporters picketed the Friday night Kentucky Opera’s production of “The Merry Widow,” for which the KO hired amateur musicians. The Opera asserted that the cost of hiring the union musicians was too great for their budget for this production. Chris Quay has the story.

Kentucky Opera Conductor Steps Down Over Use Of Non-Union Musicians

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Feb 132012
 

The decision by the Kentucky Opera to use non-union musicians for the upcoming opera performance of “The Merry Widow” has cost the company its conductor, according to an article at WFPK.org. Conductor Joe Mechavich is quoted as saying “Given these circumstances, I am unable to continue my role as conductor for this production.” Read the entire article here.