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Nashville Opera Announces 2011- 2012 Season!

LA TRAVIATA

THE PATRICIA & RODES HART PRODUCTION
OCTOBER 13 & 15, 2011    |    ANDREW JACKSON HALL, TPAC

Violetta Valery: Emily Pulley *

Alfredo Germont: Joshua Kohl *

Giorgio Germont: Grant Youngblood *

Conductor: Christopher Larkin

Director: John Hoomes

Accompanist/Chorusmaster: Amy Tate WIlliams

Giuseppe Verdi’s glamorous and heartfelt portrait of a worldly courtesan forced to give up the man of her dreams is the third most popular opera in the world.  (Behind only La Bohème and Madama Butterfly!)  Produced by Nashville Opera for the first time in eight years, this tale of love and selfless sacrifice weaves an amazing range of emotions into a nearly perfect dramatic confection.  The memorable score positively glows with poignant preludes, inspired ensembles, and marvelously crafted duets.  An irresistible classic!

FEATURING THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Running time:  2 hours, 40 minutes  -  3 acts  -  2 intermissions

Single tickets go on sale August 29, 2011.

PAGLIACCI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 (8 PM)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011 (8 PM)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 (2 PM)
JAMES K. POLK THEATER, TPAC

Canio: Allan Glassman *

Nedda: Elizabeth Caballero

Tonio: Todd Thomas

Conductor: William Boggs

Director: John Hoomes

Accompanist/Chorusmaster: Amy Tate WIlliams

This famous play-within-a-play-where the clown who makes others laugh is sobbing inside, because onstage and off, his actress-wife is having a torrid affair with a younger man-is high-testosterone Italian opera at its best!  Full of irony and some of the most powerful music ever written, Pagliacci cemented the new, more realistic (read shocking and gritty!) verismo opera into the art form’s canon.  Based on the lives of real people, verismo opera was calculated to stir an emotional reaction from audiences, and Pagliacci has been doing just that since 1890!

FEATURING THE NASHVILLE OPERA ORCHESTRA

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Running time:  2 hours  -  2 acts  -  1 intermissions

Single tickets go on sale August 29, 2011.

GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012  (7 PM)
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 (8 PM)
ANDREW JACKSON HALL, TPAC

Minnie: Othalie Graham *

Dick Johnson: Roy Cornelius Smith

Jack Rance: Malcolm MacKenzie *

Conductor: Dean Williamson

Director: John Hoomes

Accompanist/Chorusmaster: Amy Tate WIlliams

Everyone loves a good Western: a handsome outlaw in disguise, the sheriff in hot pursuit, and a garter-snapping, pistol-packing, poker-playing heroine who knows when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em to save the man she loves.  Puccini was fascinated by the American West, and California during the Gold Rush was perfect for the adventures of one of his most memorable leading ladies.  Rough-and-tumble characters, soaring arias, and a harmonically sumptuous score in the original “spaghetti Western” inspired by a 1905 play about Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.  A company premiere!

FEATURING THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Running time:  2 hours, 45 minutes  -  3 acts  -  2 intermissions

Single tickets go on sale August 29, 2011.

Check out subscription information here!

(Republished courtesy of Nashville Opera)

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