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UK Opera Theatre set for oppening of Les Miz
WKYT, Oct. 10, 2013
WKYT's Barbara Bailey went to the Lexington Opera House where the curtain is set to rise for the UK Opera Theatre's production of "Les Miserables"...cont.

2012 Met Auditions Kentucky District Winners
Copious Notes, Nov. 17, 2012
University of Kentucky senior Rebecca Farley and Ph.D. candidate Thomas Gunther were winners in the Kentucky District Round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions...cont.

'A Grand Night for Singing' now stretches across two weekends
LexGo.com, June 7, 2012
In its 20th year, UK Opera Theatre's musical revue is now four nights, two afternoons...cont.

UK Vocalist Rachel Sterrenberg Advances to Met Regional
UKNOW News, Nov. 22, 2011
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre (UKOT) soprano Rachel Sterrenberg sang her way to the top of the Kentucky District Auditions for the Metropolitan (Met) Opera presented last weekend at Memorial Hall...cont.

UK Opera Theatre does justice to gorgeous music of 'Roméo et Juliette'
LexGo.com, October 24, 2011
Thanks in large part to her stars, Gregory Turay and Julie LaDouceur, the story is infused by an emotion familiar to many of us: That passion of first real love that truly does make parting such sweet sorrow...cont.

Tenor Ronan Tynan settles in as guest artist at UK
LexGo.com, October 24, 2011
For two weeks this fall and each fall and spring for the next three years, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan will be at UK working with students as the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence...cont.

Soprano sings UK's praises for her opportunities as an opera undergrad
LexGo.com, October 20, 2011
When Rachel Sterrenberg started looking for colleges to prepare her for an opera career, her teacher in Athens, Ga., suggested the University of Kentucky...cont.

UK prepares operatic, theatrical versions of timeless 'Romeo and Juliet'
LexGo.com, October 20, 2011
In a double-header of sorts, UK Opera and UK Theatre offer versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' that will tell the same story but in their own ways...cont.

UK Opera Theatre's 'Roméo et Juliette' Televised On Alltech Arts
Broadway World, October 19, 2011
For the first time in the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's history, the opening weekend performances of the opera 'Roméo et Juliette' will stream live on the Alltech Arts Network, powered by iHigh.com, from the Lexington Opera House...cont.

Atlanta Opera to mount high-tech 'Porgy and Bess'
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Febrary 10, 2011
The Atlanta Opera's new techno-savvy production breathes new life into the classic tale...cont.

Video: UK alumna Reshma Shetty talks about her role on Royal Pains
Copious Notes, Febrary 3, 2011
The Associated Press has posted a video story featuring Reshma Shetty, the former University of Kentucky Opera singer who is now starring on USA's Royal Pains...cont.

Video: UK Opera's 'Porgy and Bess'
Copious Notes, Febrary 2, 2011
Rich Copley shares a video look at the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's production of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess...cont.

Review: UK Opera's 'Porgy and Bess'
LexGo.com, January 29, 2011
There was a lot for Central Kentucky music lovers to anticipate in UK Opera Theatre's opening night performance of Porgy and Bess...cont.

Stars align for UK Opera's 'Porgy and Bess'
LexGo.com, January 27, 2011
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre director Everett McCorvey has always had a special place in his heart for Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin's 1935 American folk opera...cont.

UK's digital backdrops put it in the theatrical forefront
Kentucky.com, January 23, 2011
The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments created a system to project high-resolution images on giant screens that will be used as backdrops for UK Opera Theatre's upcoming production of Porgy and Bess...cont.

'A Christmas Carol,' the (Operatic) Sequel
New York Times, December 17, 2010
Allan Kozinn reviews the New York premiere of Thomas Pasatieri's "God Bless Us Everyone," a co-production of UK Opera Theatre and the Dicapo Opera...cont.

Review: UK Opera's La Boheme
Copious Notes, September 30, 2010
Rich Copley reviews UK Opera Theatre's La Boheme, noting performances by Gregory Turay, Catherine Clarke Nardoilillo, Reginald Smith Jr., and Nicholas Provenzale...cont.

UK Opera Theatre to collaborate with pro troupes, debut new technology
LexGo.com, September 8, 2010
The 2010-11 arts season will see UK Opera Theatre collaborating with companies from New York, Atlanta and Evansville, Ind., as well as debuting new theater technology being developed in Lexington...cont.

Alltech, UK strike a chord in Haiti
Kentucky.com, August 16, 2010
Haitian school children will be chosen by graduate students in the University of Kentucky's voice program to form a choir, with the goal of bringing the group to Kentucky to perform in opening ceremonies of the Alltech-FEI World Equestrian Games...cont.

Haitian reality checks
Copious Notes, August 15, 2010
Rich Copley writes about his recent experience in Haiti and the conditions in which he found the impoverished country...cont.

Alltech hopes to help Haiti by bringing in jobs
Kentucky.com, August 15, 2010
Alltech and president Pearse Lyons plan to build homes, schools and businesses in the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation...cont.

UK singers bring music to Haiti
Copious Notes, July 2, 2010
Eric Brown and fellow UK voice student Manuel Castillo were in Haiti last month to explore a unique way to help in the desperately impoverished, earthquake-ravaged country...cont.

Enjoy 'Die Fledermaus' on the Go
UKNOW News, June 24, 2010
A new CD of "Die Fledermaus" from University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and UK Symphony Orchestra capitalizes on the success of this spring's performances of the comedic opera...cont.

UK Senior Training for Stardom
UKNOW News, June 18, 2010
UK music senior Reginald Smith Jr. has been selected to attend the Seagle Music Colony, the oldest summer vocal training program in the U.S...cont.

'Grand Night' celebrates 18 years
The Kentucky Kernel, June 16, 2010
UK Opera Theatre's "It's A Grand Night For Singing!" is in its 18th year of production and features an all-out salute to the music of Broadway and Hollywood...cont.

Alltech, UK Opera join forces to help Haiti
The Bluegrass and Beyond, June 12, 2010
Everett McCorvey and his graduate students plan to create Haitian Harmony, a music training program for children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti...cont.

UK Opera Theatre: Helping Students Develop Their Voices
Kentucky Alumni, Spring 2010
Since 1995, UKOT has produced 15 district level winners of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, four regional winners, and one national winner, tenor Gregory Turay, who has performed 10 consecutive seasons with the Metropolitan Opera...cont. (PDF)

Opera Review: UK Opera's Die Fledermaus
Copious Notes, March 12, 2010
Rich Copley reviews Thursday night's Die Fledermaus performance (with photos)...cont.

UK Opera Theatre is her outfit
Copious Notes, March 11, 2010
Profile of University of Kentucky Opera Theatre costumer Susan Dudley Wigglesworth and her work on Die Fledermaus (with video)...cont.

UK Opera will record Die Fledermaus
Copious Notes, March 8, 2010
This year UK Opera Theatre will offer a new take Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus for Albany Records...cont.

Lesson in nutrition with a taste of opera
Bluegrass Moms, February 8, 2010
Get Stuffed is the Schmidt Opera Outreach Program's new show featuring information about nutrition and its effect on student health and learning...cont.

AUDIO: UK Opera Theatre Raises Curtain On New Era
WUKY, December 17, 2009
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre got a chance to "strut its stuff" recently with a curtain raising event (see Photo Gallery). Jennifer Parker has details in this week's Focus on UK...cont.

Review: Lincoln opera shows potential to be great tribute
LexGo.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.

Univeristy of Kentucky Opera singers in England with Ali
Copious Notes, August 30, 2009
The UK Opera Program and Muhammad Ali were featured guests at the Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championship Gala Celebration at Windsor Castle...cont.

Pearse Lyons talks about Kentucky's opportunities
The Bluegrass and Beyond, August 6, 2009
There's no zealot like a convert, and when it comes to believing in Kentucky's potential, there's none like Pearse Lyons...cont.

Kentucky Village to highlight state at FEI Euro event
Smiley Pete Publishing, July 28, 2009
Music will be prominent, including an ensemble of singers led by University of Kentucky opera director, Dr. Everett McCorvey...cont.

International Dinner in The Bluegrass Ballroom - Part 2
Alltech Symposium, May 17, 2009
Vocalists from the nationally known opera program at the University of Kentucky performed Broadway show tunes and Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of UK Opera Theatre, emceed...cont.