Opera Behind the Curtain
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Opera Behind the Curtain

Nashville Opera Guild invites you to a special OPERA BEHIND THE CURTAIN premiering The Nashville Opera Story.

6 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
6:45 p.m. Welcome
7 p.m. Movie Screening

This new 33-minute video features former and current leaders recounting the early struggle and recent successes of Nashville Opera. Featuring Judy Liff Barker and Joe Barker, June Bogle, Nancy Coleman and M. Andrew Valentine, Marion Couch, John Hoomes and Carol Penterman, Ann Marie McNamara, Shelley Page, Tracey Pearson, Cara Schneider, Sue and Earl Swensson, William O. Whetsell, Stacy Widelitz, and Anna Young

Please reserve your space by February 17.
Click here or call 615.832.52452.

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Helen Brown Memorial Masterclass
Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

Helen Brown Memorial Masterclass

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Enjoy a FREE afternoon of exceptional singing as our Mary Ragland Emerging Artists hone their craft under expert instruction.

Joe Illick, music director and principal conductor of Fort Worth Opera and artistic director of Performance Sante Fe, will be our guest technician.  Mr. Illick is also the composer of FEEL THE TANGO, an opera we're featuring in our upcoming LOVE NOTES cabaret, February 9.  (Get tickets here!)

Free of charge
Complimentary refreshments
Please RSVP

This series is sponsored by the Nashville Opera Guild.
The Guild is proud to help develop the next generation of opera singers through masterclasses in memory of longtime friend, leader, and champion of arts education, Dr. Grace Helen Brown.

Featuring artists Sara Crigger, Darius Thomas, Chelsea Friedlander, Brent Hetherington, Elizabeth Chua, and Justin Colon

Featuring artists Sara Crigger, Darius Thomas, Chelsea Friedlander,
Brent Hetherington, Elizabeth Chua, and Justin Colon

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La Bella Notte
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

La Bella Notte

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Nashville Opera Guild hosts an evening of dinner, fine wines, and exceptional entertainment to benefit the education programs of Nashville Opera. Reserve here.

Ingram Industries will be honored as Nashville Opera’s most longstanding Guardian Sponsor.

Ann and Frank Bumstead, Francis Robinson Award Recipients
William O. Whetsell, Jr., Founder’s Award Recipient

Robb McCluskey and Tracey Pearson, Chairs

Black Tie
Valet Parking
$400 per person

 
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La Bella Notte Auction Party
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

La Bella Notte Auction Party

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NEW EVENT!
Peruse in person all the fabulous items in the La Bella Notte online auction. Bid on an art deco onyx and diamond necklace, exclusive to the party! Enjoy festive hors d’oeuvres by Corner Market Catering with complimentary wine, champagne, and a signature cocktail as you’re entertainment by the celebrated Daniel O’Callaghan.

Melissa Beckham and Donna Dame Summar, chairs

$100 per person
benefits Nashville Opera’s education and outreach programs

Reserve here.

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Music Monday at Yazoo
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Music Monday at Yazoo

Join us in the taproom at Yazoo Brewing Company for new music and local beer!

Nashville Opera singers Jessie Neilson, Christon Carney, and Luke Harnish will be singing some contemporary classical compositions in theme with Music Mondays, a series that spotlights new classical music each month at Yazoo.  The taproom opens at 3 p.m., and the music will be from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Come on out for a casual evening, some amazing music, and even better talent.
No cover and family friendly! 

Music Mondays are presented by Alan Fey and Yazoo Brewing Company.

Sponsored by

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Nashville Opera + Industrious Happy Hour
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Nashville Opera + Industrious Happy Hour

Join us at Industrious Nashville's new downtown location as we toast the launch of single tickets for our 18-19 season and partner up with this innovative, wave-making co-working space for a casual hang. We'll have complimentary wine, beer, and treats, so stop by after work or before your evening plans.

An amazing downtown view from Industrious Nashville's 19th floor

An amazing downtown view from Industrious Nashville's 19th floor

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See & Sing RENT
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

See & Sing RENT

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This July 22, we’re taking to New York City (by way of Franklin Theatre) with our own “see and sing” version of RENT, the fan-favorite movie musical.  This riff on Puccini’s LA BOHÈME goes down in the East Village circa 1989 and follows the adventures and plights of eight intertwined Bohemians as they explore sexuality, drug culture, and life with HIV.  The Tony Award-winning musical comes to cinematic life with a standout soundtrack and cast stacked with Broadway’s finest.

Come as you are or dress up in your 80s and 90s NYC streetwear and hop in the photobooth before the show.  We’ll have subtitles rolling so you won’t miss a word when belting out “La Vie Bohème,” “Take Me or Leave Me,” or any of your other favorite cuts.

Rated PG-13
$20 for Cabaret and Balcony seating
$15 for Classic

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Opera on the Mountain 2018
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Opera on the Mountain 2018

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SOLD OUT

We hope you'll join us next year!

Our Opera on the Mountain event is an annual favorite.  Join us for a BYOB&P (and picnic) evening of songs and stargazing at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.  This family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect Saturday night combination of great music and good company, and you’ll have the chance to take stargaze through the grand telescope.

 

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The Guild's Spring Tea
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

The Guild's Spring Tea

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The Nashville Opera Guild invites you to an operatic Spring Tea and Membership Celebration.  Enjoy a festive tea, lovely live music, and learning how you can help support the work of Nashville Opera and its education programs.  (It's a wonderful occasion to wear a festive spring hat, too.)  New friends welcome!

RSVP to by April 30 to reserve your spot.

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Susannah Premiere Dinner
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Susannah Premiere Dinner

Nashville Opera Guild invites you to dine before Susannah, Saturday, April 7.  Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6, right across the street from TPAC in the Waller Penthouse!  Enjoy a thematic dinner, wine, and smashing views of the city before this amazing production.  Parking is included. 

Lynn Fleischer and Marlene Key, chairs

For reservations, please call 615.832.5242 or email Margaret Carpenter.

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Masterclass
Mar
22
3:30 PM15:30

Masterclass

Jason Ferrante
acclaimed tenor, master teacher
technician

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Jason Ferrante will offer insight and expertise to our four Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.  Mr. Ferrante serves as vocal consultant for young artist programs such as Arizona Opera and Pensacola Opera and gives masterclasses at the University of British Columbia, the University of Miami, and East Carolina University.  He is a the national panelist for classical voice and guest master teacher for YoungArts.  In April, Mr. Ferrante will join Nashville Opera’s cast of Susannah with his portrayal of Little Bat.

Free of charge
Small reception following
Please RSVP

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
17
11:30 AM11:30

The Enchanted Forest

  • Williamson County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

  • Williamson County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Opera OUT LOUD
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

Opera OUT LOUD

FREE Public Performance

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Enjoy a fun, fast-paced, 45-minute intro to opera!  Using famous—and not so famous—opera scenes and arias, OPERA OUT LOUD captures all the facets of the art form we love so much.

Join our four professional opera singers and pianist, all members of the Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program, for this entertaining concert-style performance.

 

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Opera OUT LOUD
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Opera OUT LOUD

FREE Public Performance

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Enjoy a fun, fast-paced, 45-minute intro to opera!  Using famous—and not so famous—opera scenes and arias, OPERA OUT LOUD captures all the facets of the art form we love so much.

Join our four professional opera singers and pianist, all members of the Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program, for this entertaining concert-style performance.

This event is free with your admission to the Parthenon.

 

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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All That Jazz
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

All That Jazz

SOLD OUT

This speakeasy evening celebrating the best of the 20s & 30s features Annie Sellick and the Nashville Jazz Orchestra.  Your ticket includes two cocktails, dinner with wine, live music (and a beckoning dance floor), and valet parking.  Period dress is encouraged.

Sue Claxton & Jason Bergeron, chairs
To benefit Nashville Opera education & outreach

$125 per person

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Sensory-Friendly Performance: The Enchanted Forest
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Sensory-Friendly Performance: The Enchanted Forest

Coloring and snacks start at 1:30!

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

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This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

Modifications include

  • Quiet space available

  • Decreased volume from singers

  • Increased physical structure using chairs

  • Storyboard of performance projected to increased engagement

  • Dim lights

Click here to learn more about Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and TRIAD and view resources.

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The Enchanted Forest
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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The Enchanted Forest
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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The Enchanted Forest
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Beerful Holiday Bash
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Beerful Holiday Bash

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It’s that time of year again.  Smith & Lentz will be lighting up the Christmas tree in the taproom, and members of the Nashville Opera chorus will be singing some of your favorite holiday (and opera) hits.

Drop in anytime between 7–10 p.m. to enjoy craft beer and holiday cheer.  Sip up and do good as 15% of the night’s proceeds will be given back to the Opera.  A free event

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MOVE CLOSER: An Exploration of the Tango
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

MOVE CLOSER: An Exploration of the Tango

  • Vanderbilt University Central Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Central Library Community Room
Vanderbilt University
 
Nashville Opera and Vanderbilt University's Center for Latin American Studies and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are collaborating on Move Closer, an exploration of the tango, its illustrious history, and its place in Nashville.
 
This creative collaboration will delve into the musical, artistic, and cultural aspects of the immersive dance through conversations and performances. Nashville Opera's CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes will dive into the company’s upcoming production of Maria de Buenos Aires, an Argentinian tango opera with a surrealist narrative. Paula Covington, a Latin American and Iberian Bibliographer and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, will introduce the extensive tango collections of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, and Vanderbilt’s Tango Club will perform and teach some steps of the dance during the reception to follow the presentations.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
Use the link to secure your spot.

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See & Sing: The Little Mermaid
Jul
16
1:30 PM13:30

See & Sing: The Little Mermaid

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Opera@ Franklin Theatre

Warm up your pipes and sing “Under the Sea” and your favorite Little Mermaid hits with us, complete with subtitles to help you in a pinch!  Swim with Sebastian and Flounder, see what life is like on land with Prince Eric, defeat Ursula’s attempt to reign the seas, and sing along to every song

The fun starts with a vocal warm-up led by Nashville Opera singers who will take you through your free bag of goodies and props to be used throughout the film.  Come as you are, or dress up as your favorite character!

$20 for Cabaret and Balcony seating
$15 for Classic seating.

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Nashville Opera's Second NY Premiere
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Nashville Opera's Second NY Premiere

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Nashville Opera’s most recent world premiere—the comic sensation Three Way—has the added luster of a New York premiere at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music this June.  Join us and our co-producer American Opera Projects for this auspicious occasion as our unique Nashville creation hits a national stage. 

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Opera on the Mountain
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opera on the Mountain

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Our Opera on the Mountain event is an annual favorite.  Join us for a BYOB&P (and picnic) evening of songs and stargazing at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.  This family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect Saturday night combination of great music and good company, and you’ll have the chance to take stargaze through the grand telescope.

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o   $30 grass seat
o   $80 carload (max 6 people)
o   $35 concert seat
o   $55 table seat
o   $85 patron seat
o   $440 table
o   $680 patron table

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