The bluegrass Opera

A 21st-Century Performing Arts Company

our 2017-2018 Season

november 3-5, 2017: daisy's duffel bag

We open our tenth season with the world premiere of Daisy's Duffel Bag, a one-act musical based on an original script. It's a family-friendly story about an unexpected friendship that leads 16-year-old Carly on a journey of discovery, as she works to unravel her friend's mysterious past. What truths will Carly uncover about her friend, and about herself?

Daisy's Duffel Bag will be presented at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center (141 E. Main St.):

Conventional Performances Friday & Saturday 11/3 & 11/4, 7:30 p.m.
Sensory-Friendly** Performances Saturday and Sunday 11/4 and 11/5, 2 p.m.

Click here to order tickets!

**Our Sensory-Friendly performances are designed to offer a safe and welcoming experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy, and other sensory sensitivities. We are proud to offer Lexington's first Sensory-Friendly live theater performances (and the first in Kentucky to be specifically Epilepsy-friendly)! Click here to learn more about what makes our performances Sensory-Friendly!

LexArts has provided funding support for Daisy's Duffel Bag through its Fund for the Arts.

APRIL 29 - MAY 14: king of glory

King of Glory is an uplifting oratorio that tells the story of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ using lush, colorful harmonies and melodies that will stick with listeners long after the performance ends! The work includes text from both the Old and New Testaments, and weaves together a variety of musical styles, from classical choral to contemporary song. In every case, the music brings the Word to life in a vivid, visceral way that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats! The work was premiered in 2014, and audiences have been raving about it ever since. Imagine Handel's "Messiah," but designed for today's listeners!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 ― 3 pm ― St. Joseph Catholic Church
4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring (KY)

Monday, May 7, 2018 ― 7 pm ― St. Paul’s Catholic Church
501 W Short St, Lexington

Saturday, May 12, 2018 ― 7 pm ― St. Margaret Mary Church
7813 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville

Sunday, May 13, 2018 ― 2 pm ― Pax Christi Catholic Church
4001 Victoria Way, Lexington

Monday, May 14, 2018 ― 7 pm ― Brookdale Richmond Place
3051 Rio Dosa Dr., Lexington

All performances will be FREE to the public! If you're moved by the piece, donations will be gratefully accepted, but there is no charge for admission. We can't wait to see you there! Want to find out what the buzz is about? The original cast album is available at, as well as here on our own website!

And save the date: saturday, Sept. 8, 2018!

Can you believe it's been almost ten years since our first public performance?!? Join us on September 8 for BGO's Birhday Bash! Ten years to the day since our first production, we'll celebrate our successes, laugh at our foibles, sing the tunes that are still in our heads, and preview what's coming up during our exciting 11th season! Details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!