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2010-2011 Events Calendar


UK Opera Theatre 2010-2011 Season Sneak Peak

Dates: September 12, 2010
Time: 5:00pm
Location: University of Kentucky's Hilary J. Boone Center
Reservations: 859.257.1133

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
An Alltech Fortnight Festival Event

Dates: September 30 & October 1, 3, 2010
Time: 7:30pm (on Sept 30; Oct 1, 3); 2:00pm (on Oct 3)
Location: Lexington Opera House

Tickets: Regular: $37; Seniors, Faculty, Staff: $33; Students: $15; Children (under 12): $10; *plus SCFA handling fee

Purchase Tickets Online or call 859.257.4929

Bo Skovhus In Concert
An Alltech Fortnight Festival Event
Internationally acclaimed baritone, with pianist Warren Jones

Dates: September 28, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts

Tickets: Regular: $30; Seniors, Faculty, Staff: $25; Students: $10; *plus SCFA handling fee

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Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition

Dates: October 23, 2010
Time: Starts at 8:30am
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts

Free and open to the public

Metropolitan Opera District Auditions
Presented by Lexington Opera Society

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The auditions are held annually in fourteen Regions of the United States and Canada. There are forty-one Districts within these Regions, each providing an opportunity for talented singers to enter the Auditions Program at the local level. The Auditions are administered by National Council members and volunteers in each region. Come and hear the "Stars of Tomorrow".

Dates: November 20, 2010
Time: 10:00am
Location: Memorial Hall

Free and open to the public

Metropolitan Opera Master Class, featuring Samuel Ramey
Presented by Lexington Opera Society

Dates: November 21, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Memorial Hall

Free and open to the public

Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song

An Old Fashioned Celebration of Christmas Carols is conducted by Dr. Everett McCorvey, featuring award winning vocalists of the UK Opera Theatre and the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition, the Victorian Square Orchestra, The Lexington Singers Children's Choir, The Alluring Community Handbell Ensemble and American Tenor Gregory Turay. Join us for this community sing-along of holiday favorites.

Dates: December 12, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Victorian Square Shoppes, W Main St and N Broadway Rd, Lexington

Free and open to the public

God Bless Us Everyone by Thomas Pasatieri
Co-production with Dicapo Opera Theatre, New York

This is a new opera by Thomas Pasitieri which will premiere in New York at the Dicapo Opera House. The cast will be made up of UK Opera students and regulars from the Dicapo Opera Company. The opera is based on the beloved A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and picks up where that story left off.

Dates: December 16-19, 2010
Time: 7:30pm (Thursday), 8:00pm (Friday & Saturday), 4:00pm (Sunday)
Location: Dicapo Opera Theatre, New York

NOTE: The previously scheduled December 21 & 22 Lexington performances have been postponed.

New Year's Eve Gala

Date: December 31, 2010
Time: 8:00pm
Location: University of Kentucky's Hilary J. Boone Center

Purchase tickets at the LexArts Box Office, 141 East Main Street, or call 859.225.0370, or online at http://lexarts.tix.com

The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Co-production with Atlanta Opera

Porgy and Bess is an opera first performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by Dubose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. The work deals with African American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, a disabled black beggar living in the slums. It deals with his attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and Sportin' Life, the drug dealer. The Kentucky State University Choir will join UK Opera for this production. A new technology never used before will be implemented for the scenic design in this production. UK Opera Theater and UK's Virtual Design Center will be collaborating to create this new technology.

Dates: January 28-29 & February 3-6, 2011
Time: 7:30pm (on Jan 28, 29; Feb 3, 4, 5); 2:00pm (on Feb 6)
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts

Tickets: Regular: $45; Seniors, Faculty, Staff: $40; Students: $15; Children (under 12): $10; *plus SCFA handling fee

Purchase Tickets Online or call 859.257.4929

Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition

The competition for the Alltech Vocal Scholarship is open to all new voice students in all vocal categories who plan on attending the University of Kentucky commencing the 2011-2012 academic year.

Dates: February 5, 2011
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts

Free and open to the public

Brundibár
A Special Presentation, Co-production with Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

"A children's opera performed for children by children." Brundibár was performed during the Holocaust at Theresienstadt Camp. It was used by the Nazi's as a propaganda tool to show the world how "happy and productive" the detainees of the camps were. The opera's symbolism of the once helpless children overcoming the bully Brundibár was not lost on the audience and yet not viewed as a threat by he Nazis. It is our great honor that Ela Weissberger, a survivor and one time performer of this opera, will visit Lexington and speak with audiences after the performances.

Dates: March 11 & 13, 2011
Time: 10:00am and 12:00pm (on Mar 11); 2:00pm and 4:00pm (on Mar 13)
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts

Tickets: Regular: $18; Children (Under 12): $10; *plus SCFA handling fee

Purchase Tickets Online or call 859.257.4929

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance
A production of the UK Opera Theatre Undergraduate Studio

Dates: April 15-17, 2011
Time: 7:30pm (on April 15, 16, 17); 2:00pm (on April 17)
Location: Memorial Hall

Purchase Tickets Online or call 859.257.8427

It's a Grand Night for Singing!

Produced by UK Opera Theatre, this musical extravaganza is hailed as the official start to the summer music season in Lexington. This evening of Broadway and Pop Music played to "sold out" houses last summer! Over 100 performers grace the stage for this production at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Dates: June 10-12 & 17-19, 2011
Time: 7:30pm (on June 10, 11, 17, 18); 2:00pm (on June 12, 19)
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts

Tickets: Regular: $37; Seniors, Faculty, Staff: $33; Students: $15; Children (under 12): $10; *plus SCFA handling fee