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

The Ann and Frank Bumstead Production