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Kentucky Opera Opens 2022-2023 Season with La bohème Sept. 23-Oct.2

 La boheĚme, 2013, Photo by Bill Brymer

Kentucky Opera is thrilled to stage five performances of La bohème at The Brown Theatre this Fall to open its 70th Anniversary Season 22/23. One of the most romantic stories of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème will be performed Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

Single tickets for La bohème start at $45.25, with discounts for students and groups, and are available now for purchase by visiting or by calling (502) 584-4500. Discount season subscriptions are also available to purchase starting at $110 and include La bohème as well as 22/23 main stage performances of the tango opera María de Buenos Aires and Rossini’s Cinderella.


Performance Preview: Kentucky Opera: Orfeo – February 11 & 13

What would you do to have one more moment with someone that you love who unexpectedly passed away? This is a question that has been posed to mortals since time began. If you are like Orfeo, you are willing to go to the bowels of Hell to reclaim your beloved. Based on the Greek mythological tale of the lovers Orfeo and Eurydice, Gluck’s opera Orfeo delves into the bereaved lover’s mind and the lengths that they are willing to take.

In Kentucky Opera’s upcoming production, which has not been performed in over two decades, director Kelly Kitchens adds a touch of personal experience to her vision of the story. “Where does fantasy collide with reality?” Kitchens asks. “As humans we are often looking for that second chance, so I want to show the audience a different, but relevant take on the torment that Orfeo is facing with the loss of their Euridice.”


Kentucky Opera’s 21/22 Brown-Forman Season is now on sale!

Kentucky Opera is excited to announce their 2021-2022 live and in-person season that includes mainstage operas of Orfeo and An American Dream with add-on performances to include Holiday Celebration and Robin Hood: a youth opera. After an entire season away from the stage, KO is thrilled to invite you to subscribe to the full season and seeing their longtime supporters as well as new ones back to their home stage in the Brown Theatre to celebrate and gather with our community.

The season includes the following performances and season subscriptions can be found at


Louisville Music Icons Unveil Lift up Louisville Song – Check it out!

When it comes to creativity, Louisville certainly is at the top of its game. Once again, the creative minds of musicians around the city have collaborated to create an uplifting video that features lyrics and landmarks from around Louisville.

The song and musicians were organized by Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams. It features two dozen artists from different backgrounds from bluegrass to rock. Included in the long list of contributors are Jim James and Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, singer/songwriter Will Oldham, cellist/composer Ben Sollee, Scott Carney of Wax Fang, percussionist Dani Markham, hip hop star Jecorey Arthur, gospel singer Jason Clayborn, singer Carly Johnson and others from Louisville’s music scene.


Audience Interview: Kentucky Opera: Barbara Lynne Jamison, General Director

Kentucky Opera was founded in 1952 and designated the State Opera of Kentucky in 1982. The mission of Kentucky Opera is to enrich and engage our community through spectacular music, creative storytelling and the thrill of the human voice. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Kentucky Opera with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Audience publisher, Douglas Dreisbach, sat down with Kentucky Opera’s General Director, Barbara Lynne Jamison, to talk about how the organization is dealing with our current challenges. This interview also appears in the April edition of Audience Magazine.