Kentucky Opera’s Hansel and Gretel Runs September 29 and October 1
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Kentucky Opera’s 23/24 Season kicks off with Engelbert Humperdinck’s whimsical Hansel and Gretel, with performances on September 29 and October 1.
For the first time in 13 years, Kentucky Opera brings this larger-than-life fairy-tale to Louisville in an eye-popping production featuring puppetry and Kentucky Opera’s Youth Chorus that is sure to enchant audiences!
Hansel and Gretel will be sung in English with English captions.
Hansel and Gretel also features Kentucky Opera’s Youth Opera Project, a season-long program dedicated to fostering discovery, opportunity, and friendships in the performing arts for youth ages 8-18. YOUTH OPERA PROJECT STARTING SOON!
This year, the Youth Opera Project will perform its own youth opera: The Hobbit. Registration is now open for the Youth Opera Project, which meets weekly on Mondays after school with some additional rehearsals closer to performances. Children and youth ages 8-18 are invited to participate, no experience necessary. If your child is interested, please email YouthPrograms@kyopera.org for more details.
Inspire your child’s imagination! Bravo Time is chock full of fun, singing, and child-lead exploration of story characters through dramatic play. Each session is designed to build vocabulary, encourage interpretation, and foster confidence through creative play and vocal expression. Perfect for ages 3-7. $10 registration for 1 caregiver and up to 2 children. Register for Bravo Time today by emailing BravoTime@kyopera.org.
PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE KENTUCKY 23-24 SEASON
Tickets are available online at or at the Kentucky Opera Box Office, 708 Magazine Street. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-4 pm.
Hansel and Gretel
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette
September 29 and October 1 at The Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway.
Amplify la música hispana. Shannon Jennings in recital featuring music from the Spanish diaspora.
October 15, 2023 at 4pm at the Kentucky Opera Center for Cultural Health, 708 Magazine Street.
All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914.
Written by Peter Rothstein
Vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach December 19, 22, 23 at the Kentucky Opera Center for Cultural Health, 708 Magazine Street.
The Pirates of Penzance.
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
February 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 2024 at The Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway.
Music by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed. April 16, 18, 19, 2024 at the Kentucky Opera Center for Cultural Health, 708
Opera by Dean Burry, based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. June 7 and 8, 2024 at the Kentucky Opera Center for Cultural Health, 708 Magazine Street.
About Kentucky Opera
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opera — on and off stage.
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