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  • Enemies, A Love Story on Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM, Brown Theatre
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  • Enemies, A Love Story on Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 PM, Brown Theatre
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  • Location: Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, November 9th - Sunday, November 11th
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20.00*
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes 
  • (includes 20 minute intermission)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Audio Description (11/11 @ 2 PM) | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Show Details

Kentucky Opera presents Enemies, A Love Story 


Two Wives. One Mistress.

Secrets and lies.  That’s the life of Herman Broder, ghostwriter for a famous rabbi in 1948 New York.  Herman escaped from the Nazis thanks to his current wife who hid him in a hayloft.  But he’s really in love with his mistress, a concentration camp survivor, whom he also marries.  And then his first wife – who supposedly died in the Holocaust – suddenly reappears!

Watch what happens when everybody finally meets in this darkly funny and deeply moving tale of hope, guilt, and despair. Can a man who has learned to hide truly come out of hiding?  Can survivors love again?

A brilliant new opera based on the novel by I. B. Singer, which also inspired an award-winning movie. Featured as part of Kentucky Opera’s Composer Workshop in the fall of 2009 and the fall of 2011.

Sung in English with English supertitles

Director: Mary Birnbaum
Conductor: David Stern

Herman Broder: Morgan Smith 
Tamara: Catherine Martin
Yadwiga: Emily Albrink
Masha:  Danielle Pastin
Shifrah Puah: Elizabeth Batton
Rabbi Lampert:  Levi Hernandez

-Lunch and Listen: November 1st @ 12:00 PM at Louisville Public Media. Listen live at WUOL 90.5 FM 
-Opera Preview begins one hour before the performance in the Brown Theatre Rehearsal Hall
-Opera Unwrapped with the cast and creative following the Sunday performance
-Parking is available at the Brown Hotel Garage - access via 3rd St and valet parking in front of the Brown Theatre for $15
-Pre-Show Bites (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar) available before each show with a per person cost of $20 for Friday and $15 for Sunday, available by calling Rachel at the Kentucky Opera, 502-561-7933.