Kentucky Opera Debuts New Opera Center
Tickets on sale in October for new season
August 24, 2021. Louisville, KY – Kentucky Opera debuted its new home, the Opera Center – a 16,000 sq. ft. space in downtown Louisville that will serve as a community hub for Kentucky’s professional opera to rehearse, audition, build costumes, provide educational programming, gather for special events, and conduct business operations. The Opera Center, located in the central business district at 708 Magazine St., is a multi-functional space that will house Kentucky Opera’s administrative and ticket offices, as well as its costume shop.
“Today marks the beginning of a new era for Kentucky Opera,” said Barbara Lynne Jamison, General Director and CEO of Kentucky Opera. “The Opera Center is a modern, vibrant space that will allow Kentucky Opera to expand its mission with broader community programs, deeper partnerships, and dynamic, artful experiences for our entire community.”
The Opera Center’s Rehearsal and Community Hall is a large, flexible space that will be designed and equipped to allow for small and large events alike. The space also includes Classroom and Coaching Studios for youth workshop and camp participants, performing artists, as well as new and expanded programs for children and adults. An elegant and comfortable Artists’ Parlor will adjoin the Rehearsal and Community Hall and will allow artists and visitors a relaxing space. The parlor will also display the Plumb-Boyer library, which houses Kentucky Opera’s collection of scores and archives.
Kentucky Opera Brown-Forman 2021-22 Season Begins in December
Kentucky Opera’s Brown-Forman 2021/22 season will include two mainstage opera productions, Orfeo and An American Dream, as well as a Holiday Celebration concert and Youth Opera Project production of Robin Hood.
Season subscription tickets are currently available and single tickets will be available for purchase on October 1. Subscriptions are available for purchase now at kyopera.org or by calling (502) 584-4500.