Arts & Culture

'Stars of Tomorrow Opera Gala' brings UK's best voices to Lexington Opera House stage

"Stars of Tomorrow Opera Gala" runs March 24-26, at Lexington Opera House.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2023) — Join the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre for their upcoming performance showcasing the best voices in Central Kentucky, Stars of Tomorrow Opera Gala,” at the Lexington Opera House March 24 through 26.  

Stars of Tomorrow” is an all-out gala showcasing popular tunes and classic repertory from the operatic stage, featuring the young artists of the nationally recognized UK Opera Theatre, produced by internationally known impresario conductor, Everett McCorvey. This exciting concert will feature current students and alumni of the program, accompanied by the UK Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Nardolillo

“I’m always excited to be able to collaborate with the UK Symphony Orchestra and Maestro John Nardolillo on every UK Opera Theatre project and this event is no different!” said Everett McCorvey, UK Opera Theatre director. “We are so fortunate to have an orchestra of this caliber right in our midst! Stars of Tomorrow Opera Gala’ is also exciting because we were able to partner with KET on this concert. KET will film all the performances and then fashion them into a televised special that will be offered to other PBS stations throughout the United States. How exciting for our students to be able to be featured in such a way locally and nationally!” 

The production will be filmed live by KET and available for later broadcast on KET and streaming on and the PBS app.Stars of Tomorrow will feature highlights many UK Opera Theatre fans will recognize from previous UKOT productions, from Mozart’s “Cosí Fan Tutte” (2016) and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” (2019), to Verdi’s “La Traviata” (2017) and Bizet’s “Carmen” (2007). 

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

Buyer beware

With the rise in the number of "secondary ticket agencies/scalpers," we have experienced an increase in the number of invalid tickets being presented at our 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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