Welcome to the School of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble

University of Kentucky Opera Theatre began in 1955 under the direction of voice teacher Phyllis Jenness and director of the UK Symphony Orchestra Phillip Miller. Since then it has risen to its position today as one of the leading opera programs in North America, largely because of the boundless energy and vision of its director Dr. Everett McCorvey.

Dr. McCorvey credits a talented faculty in the School of Music Voice Program that works as a team to help students achieve their potential as singers, scholars, and citizens. The Schmidt Vocal Arts Center foster excellence in students with professional practice and rehearsal studios, and easy access to Voice faculty and Opera staff. UKOT's most pressing needs include scholarships for students, additional faculty members for the 125 students enrolled in the vocal performance program, and support for professional-grade performances with visionary scope.

Upcoming Events
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    Mar 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 4 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 5 2022 | 2pm, Mar 5 2022 | 7:30pm

    The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents 

    La Boheme

    March 3-5, 2022 at the Lexington Opera House, Performances: 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 5. …

    Lexington Opera House
  • poster image for La Boheme
    Mar 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 4 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 5 2022 | 2pm, Mar 5 2022 | 7:30pm

    The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents 

    La Boheme

    March 3-5, 2022 at the Lexington Opera House, Performances: 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 5. …

    Lexington Opera House
  • poster image for La Boheme
    Mar 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 4 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 5 2022 | 2pm, Mar 5 2022 | 7:30pm

    The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents 

    La Boheme

    March 3-5, 2022 at the Lexington Opera House, Performances: 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 5. …

    Lexington Opera House
  • poster image for La Boheme
    Mar 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 4 2022 | 7:30pm, Mar 5 2022 | 2pm, Mar 5 2022 | 7:30pm

    The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents 

    La Boheme

    March 3-5, 2022 at the Lexington Opera House, Performances: 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 5. …

    Lexington Opera House
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing!
    Jun 10 2022 | 8 - 9:30pm

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at…
    Singletary Concert Hall
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing!
    Jun 11 2022 | 2 - 3:30pm

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at…
    Singletary Concert Hall
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing!
    Jun 11 2022 | 8 - 9:30pm

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at…
    Singletary Concert Hall
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing!
    Jun 12 2022 | 6 - 7:30pm

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at…
    Singletary Concert Hall
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing!
    Jun 17 2022 | 8 - 9:30pm

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at…
    Singletary Concert Hall
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing!
    Jun 18 2022 | 2 - 3:30pm

    Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at…
    Singletary Concert Hall
Created 08/19/2021
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Last Updated 08/19/2021