Opera Theatre

School of Music Alumnus Justin Vickers recieves Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Justin Vickers received his Master's of Music in vocal performance from UK in 2000. After leaving the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vickers, now Associate Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature, while completing the coursework for the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

UK Grad Student Singing in Met’s ‘Porgy and Bess’: Q&A With Soprano Makeda Hampton

Story courtesy of UKNow 

Hampton, a soprano from New Castle, Delaware, is part of the critically acclaimed cast of the Met’s 2019-20 production of “Porgy and Bess.” The opera, which also features seven UK alumni, has been such a hit that three performances were added to its winter run that began Jan. 8.

CFA Research and Creative Activity

This report attempts to capture, in part, many of those events and studies of artistic engagement that have occurred in the 2017 -18 academic year. Whether giving a presentation, exhibiting in a gallery show, publishing books and articles, or performing in musical venues around the world, CFA faculty are actively exploring the human condition through their creativity and risk.

UK Opera Theatre welcomes acclaimed soprano

Acclaimed soprano Joanna Mongiardo will be on UK's campus as a visiting lecturer and guest artist in the UK Opera Theatre program February 4 through 9. She will offer a voice masterclass from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Singletary Center Recital Hall. The masterclass is open to UK students who have signed up to sing.

Musicians, Theorists, and Historians Uncover the Truth in Art

Imagine yourself huddled into a muddy trench on the western front with the rest of your bedraggled platoon. It’s been a long, grueling year fighting for your life in a war that seems to have no meaning, but you and your brothers are aiming to lift each other spirits tonight – and perhaps pester the Germans that can certainly hear you across the artillery-ploughed field.  With a bit of amateur conducting by a young officer, you all break into a chorus of Land of Hope and Glory to fill the night with song.