Encore! 2020

Thank you for joining us for Virtual Encore! 
Thank you to all participants for this wonderful experience!
The auction is closed now. However, donations are still welcome. Click here.

Missed Virtual Encore in 2020 but want to catch up on all the entertainment?

Click HERE to watch Night One
Click HERE to watch Night Two 
Click HERE to watch Night Three   


OperaLex’s annual fundraiser, Encore, is always a highlight of the year! We gather together to celebrate, to enjoy music, to bid on some wonderful auction items, and to reflect on the impact that OperaLex’s people and its funds have on the Lexington artistic community, particularly on the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre department. We were not able to gather in May at Keeneland as usual, but that didn’t stop us from being together for this special event! On July 23rd, 24th, 25th we presented three nights of Virtual Encore. THREE nights of spectacular music, interviews with OperaLex scholarship recipients and honored guests!

See and hear from your Encore favorites including Jenna Day, Everett McCorvey, and Sandy Archer, as well as 30+ performances from UK Opera Theatre students, faculty and alumni, coming to your living room from all over the world. All three nights are still available for viewing on OperaLex’s YouTube page.

Winners of the “Pearse Lyons’ Champion of the Voice Award”

  • Pearse Lions (2019)
  • Terry & Gail Bryant (2020)

 “Ellen Rice Service Recognition” Awardees

  • Phyllis Jenness (2020)

Special thanks to our sponsors!



Stephen Webb          Myra Tobin

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