School of Music bringing opera to ‘The Bard’s Town’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville is taking opera to the masses. And to the bar.

    The School of Music will present “Four on Tap” at The Bard’s Town, a “pub theatre” in the Highlands, in March and April. “Four on Tap” is a series of four one-act operas performed in English by students in UofL’s School of Music. Two operas will be performed in March and two in April. Admission to all shows is free and open to the public.

    “We want to make opera accessible,” said Michael Ramach, co-director of opera theatre at UofL. “Partnering with The Bard’s Town brings an opportunity for a new audience to see what our students can do and to experience music theatre in an unconventional way. People can grab a beer and a snack and watch an opera.”

    Erica Walsh
    Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.