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Met's 'Carmen' Encore Showing Available to UK Community

The University of Kentucky Office of Lifelong Learning, in partnership with UK Opera Theatre, is proud to present an encore screening of “Carmen” a Metropolitan Opera production.
The University of Kentucky Office of Lifelong Learning, in partnership with UK Opera Theatre, is proud to present an encore screening of “Carmen,” a Metropolitan Opera production. Photo courtesy of: Metropolitan Opera.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Office of Lifelong Learning (OLLI) and UK Opera Theatre are proud to present an encore screening of “Carmen,” a Metropolitan Opera production.

The Met’s “Carmen,” featuring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna, will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

"'Carmen' is one of the world's most beloved and most well-known operas. From 'Carmen's' Seguidilla and Escamillo's 'Toreador song,' the tunes are well-known and well-loved. The Met has put together an outstanding cast of Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna that promises to be a production to remember," said Everett McCorvey, director of UK Opera Theatre.

This encore screening will be held at the Gatton Student Center in Worsham Cinema complete with 4K digital projection and 60-speaker Dolby Atmos surround sound. 

"We are very excited to bring this world-class production to UK," said Executive Director Diana Lockridge, of the UK Office of Lifelong Learning. “UK’s Worsham Cinema provides the perfect environment to experience this encore screening right here in Central Kentucky.”

Tickets are free, but those in attendance MUST be part of the UK community. For more information contact OLLI at 859-257-2656.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.