World Premiere Opera: River of Time

UK Opera Theatre presents a new American Folk Opera about Abraham Lincoln as a young man, with lyrics and music by Kentuckians James W. Rodgers and Joseph Baber. The poignant lyrics and expressive orchestration convey the story of Lincoln on a quest of self-discovery and personal destiny, a prologue to greatness. From his boyhood days in Kentucky, this opera takes the audience on a journey through the formative years of one of our nation's greatest presidents.

Dates: October 8-10, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Lexington Opera House

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River of Time (2009)


Review: Lincoln opera shows potential to be great tribute
Kentucky.com, October 9, 2009
No one in Abraham Lincoln's home state has celebrated the bicentennial of the 16th president's birth as well as the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre...cont.

Notebook: River of Time Cast 1
Copious Notes, October 9, 2009
Rich Copley reviews the River of Time Cast 1 rehearsal...cont.

Opera based on Lincoln makes debut at UK
The Kentucky Kernel, October 7, 2009
This weekend marks the world premiere of "River of Time," an opera about the young life of Abraham Lincoln, which was written to celebrate the Lincoln Bicentennial...cont.

Lincoln opera portrays his 'journey to greatness'
LexGo.com, October 4, 2009
If you had told Nick Provenzale a few years ago that he would play Abraham Lincoln in an opera, he would have assumed he needed to work on his beard and get fitted for a stovepipe hat...cont.