From left, Wanessa Campelo plays Susanna, Phillip Bullock is Figaro and Brittany Benningfield is the Countess Rosina in the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's The Marriage of Figaro, through Friday at the Lexington Opera House.
From left, Wanessa Campelo plays Susanna, Phillip Bullock is Figaro and Brittany Benningfield is the Countess Rosina in the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's The Marriage of Figaro, through Friday at the Lexington Opera House. Lexington Herald-Leader
From left, Wanessa Campelo plays Susanna, Phillip Bullock is Figaro and Brittany Benningfield is the Countess Rosina in the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's The Marriage of Figaro, through Friday at the Lexington Opera House. Lexington Herald-Leader

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