Encore! 2021


May 13-15, 2021

Mark your calendars!

To watch the Saturday, May 15th episode of Virtual Encore, click HERE!

Need to catch up? Click HERE to watch the Friday, May 14th show
Need to catch up? Click HERE to watch the Thursday, May 13th show

To donate to the Tom & Marilyn Getchell Scholarship Fund – click HERE

Last year’s Virtual Encore event was such a success we decided to do it again!

We look forward to sharing in THREE NIGHTS of entertainment with you

Thursday, May 13th 
Friday, May 14th
Saturday, May 15th

Streaming online at 8:00 PM EST each night

You can look forward to…

Performances from UK Opera Theatre students, faculty, and alumni from the stage of the Lexington Opera House!

Interviews with alumni and honored guests!

An opportunity to change the lives of students with your donations to the Tom & Marilyn Getchell Scholarship!

OperaLex’s annual fundraiser, Encore, is always a highlight of the year! We gather together to celebrate, to enjoy music, to donate, 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. Last year’s virtual event was so successful that we decided to do it again this year! On May 13th, 14th, and 15th we will present 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 will be available for viewing online – just check back on the OperaLex website for the link!

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

  • Pearse Lions (2019)
  • Terry & Gail Bryant (2020)
  • George & Nawanna Privett (2021)

 “Ellen Rice Service Recognition” Awardees

  • Phyllis Jenness (2020)
  • Mary Powell (2021)

Special thanks to our sponsors!



Stephen Webb          Myra Tobin

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