Encore! 2020

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. Well, we may not have been able to gather in May at Keeneland as usual, but that won’t stop us from being together for this special event! We are proud to announce Virtual Encore, coming right to your living room! 

Mark your calendars for July 23rd, 24th, and 25th. We are putting together THREE nights of spectacular music, interviews with OperaLex scholarship recipients and honored guests, and the chance to bid on an array of wonderful auction items! You’ll 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. 

Be sure to tune in for each of the three nights to catch new interviews, new performances, and new auction items! Each night will begin at 7:00 PM EST.

And bidding on the beloved auction items will be easier than ever! You can look forward to using your phone or computer to place your bids. 

Keep monitoring the OperaLex website (www.operalex.org), OperaLex Facebook page, and your email in the upcoming days for more information about how to access all THREE nights of Virtual Encore! We look forward to celebrating with you!

We thank our sponsors Bryant’s Rent-All, Keeneland, Liquor Barn, UK Health Care, and WLEX.

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

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

 “Ellen Rice Service Recognition” Awardees

  • Dr. Phyllis Jenness (2020)

Special thanks to our sponsors!



Stephen Webb   Myra Tobin

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