susannah

 

Friday, April 6, 2018. at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2 p.m.
Polk Theater, TPAC

Carlisle Floyd's folk-like opera, rooted in Appalachian music, is set in rural Tennessee.  Narrow-minded townspeople, jealous of young Susannah's beauty, band together to intimidate and harass her in an attempt to drive her away.  The opera was composed at the height of McCarthyism and serves as a metaphor for paranoia and its dangerous repercussions.

Directed by John Hoomes
Conducted by Dean Williamson
Featuring the Nashville Opera Orchestra
Sung in English with projected English titles

Running time:  2 hours, 10 minutes with one 20-minute intermission

The Ann and Frank Bumstead Production

 
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Chelsea Basler
Susannah

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Amy Tate Williams
Accompanist/Chorusmaster

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Gustav Andreassen
Olin Blitch

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Aaron Short
Sam Polk

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Jason Ferrante
Little Bat

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Dean Williamson
Conductor

John Hoomes
Director