Arts & Culture

UK Opera returns to Lexington Opera House with 'Magic Flute'

photo of UK Opera Theatre's web banner for "The Magic Flute"
UK Opera Theatre returns to the Lexington Opera House stage for its production of "The Magic Flute" opening Sept. 30.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2022) — University of Kentucky Opera Theatre returns once again to the Lexington Opera House Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "The Magic Flute."

See great opera at the Lexington Opera House!” said Everett McCorvey, D.M.A., director of UK Opera Theatre. “We have joy, beautiful singing, great storytelling to delight you, and a serpent to boot!” 

Mozart’s timeless classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and his accidental sidekick, Papageno, as they set out to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter, Pamina. But not all is as it seems along their journey. Armed with enchanted musical instruments, they are challenged through trials and tribulations as Mozart’s music carries them along their path of enlightenment versus ignorance, and understanding the virtues of knowledge, justice, wisdom and truth and, of course, finding true love!  

Tickets on sale now at, or by calling the Central Bank Center ticket office at 859-233-3535 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (All phone orders include a per ticket service fee.)  

Buyer beware 

With the rise in the number of "secondary ticket agencies/scalpers," UK Opera has experienced an increase in the number of invalid tickets being presented at entrance gates. The ONLY authorized ticket sales agents for the Lexington Opera House are: 

The Lexington Opera House is not able to honor, replace or refund invalid tickets. Invalid tickets must be confiscated by the Central Bank Center Ticket Office. A copy of the tickets, which may be used to alert the point of purchase, will be provided at the customer's request. 

Customers with invalid tickets are welcome to purchase valid tickets at the Central Bank Center Ticket Office — seating location and price based upon availability. Learn more by visiting the Lexington Opera House’s website.

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