Kentucky Opera is excited to announce the BROWN-FORMAN 2015/16 SEASON line-up, featuring three unique opera performances. Kicking off the season will be Verdi’s MACBETH. Performances are slated for September 18th and Sunday September 20th. Next up, Friday November 13 and Sunday November 15, is Jake Heggie’s THREE DECEMBERS, followed by Kern & Hammerstein’s SHOW BOAT with performances Thursday through Sunday, February 18-21, 2016.
David Roth, General Director of Kentucky Opera, says, “This season exemplifies the rich depth of what opera is today, with three operas that personify the best of classic opera, operetta and new American works. Each is of exceptional quality, with lyrical scores and powerful stories, the perfect marriage of music and theatre.”
Opera novices and connoisseurs can subscribe to the BROWN-FORMAN 2015/16 SEASON of Kentucky Opera and see all three shows for as little at $86. You can easily subscribe online at www.KyOpera.org or by calling 502.584.4500. All subscribers have access to exclusive events and ticket offers along with invites to cast parties, previews and more.
Kentucky Opera embraces this American Classic with an operatic side of musical theater in a splendid presentation of Kern & Hammerstein’s SHOW BOAT. Life on a Mississippi riverboat is depicted in grand opera style, combining the spectacle of glorious singing and staging, with sumptuous costumes and familiar tunes, all driven by powerful themes of prejudice and enduring love. Classic songs from SHOW BOAT include “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” Sung in English with English supertitles.
The cast includes: Liam Bonner as Ravenal, local soprano Emily Albrink as Magnolia, Alyson Cambridge as Julie LaVerne, Derrick Parker as Joe, and Angela Renee Simpson as Queenie. The production will be conducted by Joseph Mechavich, staged by David Gately with choreography by Barbara Cullen.
Wells Fargo and The Guild of Kentucky Opera sponsor this production, along with Conductor sponsors Stoll Keenon Ogden.
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