Thu, April 6, 2017, at 7pm
Sat, April 8, 2017, at 8pm

Andrew jackson Hall, TPAC

Spanish gypsies, strapping bullfighters, and the masterfully seductive music of Bizet make for one of the most stunning (and steamiest!) operas ever written.  There’s no wonder CARMEN is one of the most often performed and beloved operas in all of the world.  Don José, a young soldier, has his life planned out:  he has a solid career in the military, he’ll marry his innocent hometown sweetheart, everything in perfect order.  But then he meets Carmen.  The sensual tale of a free-spirited untamable gypsy girl, CARMEN seethes with passion, emotion, and desire.  Bizet’s stunning music paints the days of Spanish heat—and the nights of fiery passion—with an all-consuming fever that cannot be ignored.  Be seduced.

Sung in French with projected English translations.
Three acts, two intermissions (2 hours, 55 minutes total)


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Free "Opera Insights" Preview Talks

No one talks opera like Nashville Opera's own General and Artistic Director John Hoomes!  Join John and members of the artistic staff for a fun informative FREE preview talk, one hour before each performance in the theater.  Amusing trivia and insider stories make the evening more fun!

 

Dinner before CARMEN, April 9

Nashville Opera Guild's Premiere Dinnerin the Waller Penthouse puts you steps from the theater.  It's an elegant, convenient way to make a night of it!  Valet parking is included.  LEARN MORE


Carmen Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano Nashville Opera Debut Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vancouver Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opéra de Paris

Carmen
Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
Nashville Opera Debut

Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vancouver Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opéra de Paris

Don Jose Noah Stewart, tenor Nashville Opera:  La Bohème, 2014 Metropolitan Opera, Arizona Opera, Michigan Opera THeatre, Florentine Opera, English National Opera

Don Jose
Noah Stewart, tenor
Nashville Opera:  La Bohème, 2014

Metropolitan Opera, Arizona Opera, Michigan Opera THeatre, Florentine Opera, English National Opera

Micaëla Laura WIlde, soprano Nashville Opera Debut Lyric Opera of Chicago, Arizona Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Micaëla
Laura WIlde, soprano
Nashville Opera Debut

Lyric Opera of Chicago, Arizona Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Escamillo Edward Parks, baritone Nashville Opera Debut Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Long Beach Opera, American Repertory Theater

Escamillo
Edward Parks, baritone
Nashville Opera Debut

Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Long Beach Opera, American Repertory Theater

Zuniga Jeffrey Williams Nashville Opera:  The Barber of Seville, Otello, Turandot, 2014 Mary Ragland Young Artist SongFest, Albany Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Lyric Opera Baltimore

Zuniga
Jeffrey Williams
Nashville Opera:  The Barber of Seville, Otello, Turandot, 2014 Mary Ragland Young Artist

SongFest, Albany Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Lyric Opera Baltimore

Frasquita Courtney Ruckman, soprano Nashville Opera Debut 2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist Central City Opera, Opera Coeur d’Alene, Seattle Opera Guild, Opera Idaho, Astoria Music Festival

Frasquita
Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Nashville Opera Debut
2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist

Central City Opera, Opera Coeur d’Alene, Seattle Opera Guild, Opera Idaho, Astoria Music Festival

Mercédes Melissa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano Nashville Opera Debut 2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist Dayton Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Kentucky Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Opera

Mercédes
Melissa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano
Nashville Opera Debut
2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist

Dayton Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Kentucky Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Opera

Remendado Zachary Devin, tenor Nashville Opera Debut 2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist Dayton Opera, Gulf Shore Opera, Western Plains Opera, Union Avenue Opera, Janiec Opera Company

Remendado
Zachary Devin, tenor
Nashville Opera Debut
2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist

Dayton Opera, Gulf Shore Opera, Western Plains Opera, Union Avenue Opera, Janiec Opera Company

Moralès/Dancaïro Makoto WInkler, baritone Nashville Opera Debut 2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Knoxville Opera, Janiec Opera Company, University of Tennessee Opera

Moralès/Dancaïro
Makoto WInkler, baritone
Nashville Opera Debut
2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist

Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Knoxville Opera, Janiec Opera Company, University of Tennessee Opera

Chorusmaster/Accompanist AMY TATE WILLIAMS Nashville Opera Chorusmaster/Accompanist 1998 – present Opera Director Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts 2003 – present

Chorusmaster/Accompanist
AMY TATE WILLIAMS

Nashville Opera Chorusmaster/Accompanist
1998 – present

Opera Director
Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts
2003 – present

Stage Director JOHN HOOMES Nashville Opera CEO & Artistic Director 1995 – present Arizona Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera New Jersey, Kentucky Opera

Stage Director
JOHN HOOMES

Nashville Opera CEO & Artistic Director
1995 – present

Arizona Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera New Jersey, Kentucky Opera

Conductor william boggs Nashville Opera:  Iolanthe, Pagliacci, Elmer Gantry, The Student Prince, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Marriage of Figaro, Madame Butterfly, The Pearl Fishers, The Pirates of Penzance FLorentine Opera, BayView Music Festival—Chicago, Opera Columbus

Conductor
william boggs

Nashville Opera:  Iolanthe, Pagliacci, Elmer Gantry, The Student Prince, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Marriage of Figaro, Madame Butterfly, The Pearl Fishers, The Pirates of Penzance

FLorentine Opera, BayView Music Festival—Chicago, Opera Columbus