Arts & Culture

UK Opera to Present Premiere of Basketball Opera

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"Bounce" comes to Lexington Nov. 10-12, at Calvary Baptist Church.

Watch a promo for "Bounce" above.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2017) University of Kentucky Opera Theatre continues the 2017-18 season with a premiere performance of “Bounce: The Basketball Opera” in partnership with Ardea Arts, New York City. The special production will run the court Nov. 10-12, at Calvary Baptist Church located 150 E. High St. in downtown Lexington.

Performed on an actual basketball court, “Bounce” is grounded in contemporary issues facing today’s youth such as teen violence. The production pairs basketball with diverse casting and arts education while telling a story of how money and fame can challenge team ethics.

Tipoff for “Bounce: The Basketball Opera" will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $9 for students and $18 general admission. Processing fees will be added to transaction upon purchase. Tickets may be purchased through the Singletary Center ticket office by visiting online at, calling 859-257-4929, or in person at the venue.

Ardea Arts’ mission is to create and produce provocative new works of music-theater and opera to entertain, challenge and inspire today’s diverse global community, uplift the human spirit and encourage new ways of seeing the world.

The acclaimed UK Opera Theatre program is part of the UK School of Music at UK College of Fine Arts. The school has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, composition, music therapy, theory and music history.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue