Arts & Culture

UK Opera Theatre Announces its 2022 Season

UK Opera Theatre poster for 2022 production of "La Boheme"
UK Opera Theatre returns to the Lexington Opera House stage for its production of "La Bohème" March 3-5, 2022.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre will return to Lexington stages this spring with Giacomo Puccini’s classic love story, “La Bohème,” March 3-5, at the Lexington Opera House. With a cast that features award-winning students, this is a performance you don’t want to miss. 

“We are so excited to be able to return to the Lexington Opera House for our production of ‘La Bohème,’” said Everett McCorvey, D.M.A., director of UK Opera Theatre. “The Lexington Opera House is a magical place, and to have opera in the opera house is like having basketball at Rupp Arena — it’s a great fit!” 

The season will continue with the 30th anniversary of Lexington’s favorite summertime spectacular, “It’s A Grand Night For Singing!” returning to the Singletary Center for the Arts June 10-19.  

“La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini 

Love. Triumph. Tragedy. One of the most popular operas of all time, and the inspiration for the smash hit Broadway musical "Rent," “La Bohème” tells the story of a group of young bohemian artists on their escapades through love and death. Puccini shows us exactly what love is about through music that captures both the rush of love at first sight, and the devastation of loss. 

The curtain will rise on “La Bohème” at the Lexington Opera House 7:30 p.m. March 3-5, and 2 p.m. March 5. Tickets for "La Bohème” are on sale now at the Rupp Arena Box Office and online

“It’s A Grand Night for Singing!” 30th Anniversary  

For 30 years, the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre has been delighting summertime audiences with the Emmy Award-winning spectacular, featuring the best of Broadway from today and yesterday. Join the Bluegrass arts community for a celebration from the past 30 years of "It's A Grand Night for Singing!” with the best and brightest talent in Central Kentucky.  

Eight performances of “Grand Night” at Singletary Center for the Arts will be presented June 10-19. Evening performances will begin at 8 p.m. and matinees will start at 2 p.m. 

Tickets for "Grand Night" will be available soon via the Singletary Center ticket office by phone at 869-257-4929, online at or in person at the box office.  

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

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 four 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" three 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 five 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.