Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
Wear what ever makes you feel special! Think of it as a dressy but not formal event. Some dress in what we use to call Sunday-go-to-the-meeting clothes.

What if I can't understand the language?
We use supertitles for all of our shows so don't worry! If we are singing something in another language, then we will have big jumbo screens on each side of the stage and on top of the stage projecting the translations. You will know what's happening every moment!

Can I bring a date to the show?
Absolutely! Not only that, your date may think that you are really cultured and cool!

How long are operas?
Usually operas run around 2 hours. We usually take an intermission after the first act and then there is a second act. With all that is going on, you will be amazed at how quickly the time will pass.

Can I bring my children to the opera?
Of course! They will love it. There are lots of things to watch in opera so it really excites all of the senses. You might consider sitting in the back just in case you child gets restless or starts crying, but we love kids!

Is Phantom of the Opera really an opera?
No, but it's a GREAT Broadway show!

What about candy wrappers? I always hear them being unwrapped in the quietest moments!
I know. It can be annoying, but it's OK, really! Remind your friends to bring candy with quiet paper and not noisy paper!

Why do you perform at the Opera House and not at UK?
Well, we do a little of both! We present two productions a year at the Lexington Opera House because we have this incredible facility! How many towns do you know the size of Lexington that have an opera house? It's pretty wonderful. The opera house in Lexington is very similar to opera houses in Europe. They have a GREAT staff and we are delighted to perform there. We also use the Singletary Center and they also have a GREAT staff! We present "It's A Grand Night for Singing!" there as well as other concerts and performances. We are really fortunate to have such fine facilities staffed with such great people!

Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased at the Singletary Center Box Office at 259-257-4929.

Can I purchase tickets online?
Yes, you can buy tickets online at www.uky.edu/SCFA.

If I hear something that I like during the performance, can I say "Yeehaw!"?
Well, the proper term is "Bravo" (if you are complementing a male performer), "Brava" (if you are complimenting a female performer) or "Bravi" (if you are complimenting all of the performers!). But you know what, whistles, screams, yoo-hoos or what ever you want to say will be welcomed! Just come and have a good time!

Is parking a problem?
No! We have now added valet parking to Grand Night performances and we are looking into doing this for our operas downtown. Stay tuned!

Can I exchange tickets?
Tickets are usually non-refundable, however if you have an extenuating circumstance, we will try to accommodate you for another performance if tickets are available.

Can I get group sales?
Yes! Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.

Will I cry?
Quite possibly! Opera is pretty special!