Fri, Jan 27, 2017, at 8pm
Sat, Jan 28, 2017, at 8pm
Sun, Jan 29, 2017, at 2pm

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The production of THREE WAY received funding from OPERA America’s Opera Fund.
 
THREE WAY is a co-production with American Opera Projects.
New York performances:  
June 15–18, 2017
BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)*
featuring American Modern Ensemble
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WORLD PREMIERE

Three playful one-acts uncover some very private behavior with wit, poignance, and sparkling music!  (Think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone.)  THE COMPANION, SAFE WORD, and MASQUERADE explore the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama.  Their contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire to reveal the true longings of the human heart, and the score is beguilingly melodic and every bit as complex as they are.  Sexy, funny, and a little bit naughty, THREE WAY is a surprising theatrical experience you won’t want to miss!

By Robert Paterson, libretto by David Cote
Sung in English with projected English titles
Three acts, two intermissions(2 hours, 45 minutes total)
Mature audiences.  Contains adult language and situations

 

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Free "Opera Insights" Preview Talk
before THREE WAY

No one talks opera like Nashville Opera's own CEO & Artistic Director John Hoomes!  Join John and members of the artistic staff for a FREE preview talk about how this world premiere came to be, one hour before each performance in the theater.  Amusing trivia and insider stories make the evening more fun!

 

THREE WAY Talk Back after the show

Learn more about this fascinating world premiere and ask questions of the cast and artistic team.  John Hoomes moderates this thought-provoking session that gives you, the audience, a personal glimpse into the creative process.


the companion:  Maya Masquerade:  Connie Danielle Pastin, soprano Nashville Opera:  La Bohème, 2014, Turandot, 2015 Arizona Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Palm Beach Opera

the companion:  Maya
Masquerade:  Connie
Danielle Pastin, soprano
Nashville Opera:  La Bohème, 2014, Turandot, 2015

Arizona Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Palm Beach Opera

The Companion:  Joe Masquerade:  Marcus Samuel Levine, tenor Nashville Opera Debut BOston Lyric Opera, Opera Philadelhpia, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera

The Companion:  Joe
Masquerade:  Marcus
Samuel Levine, tenor
Nashville Opera Debut

BOston Lyric Opera, Opera Philadelhpia, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera

The Companion:  Dax Masquerade:  Larry Wes Mason, baritone Nashville Opera:  Turandot, 2015 Kentucky Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Glimmerglass Festival

The Companion:  Dax
Masquerade:  Larry
Wes Mason, baritone
Nashville Opera:  Turandot, 2015

Kentucky Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Glimmerglass Festival

Safe Word:  The DomME Masquerade:  Jillian DeBridge Eliza Bonet, mezzo-soprano Nashville Opera Debut Shreveport Opera, Pensacola Opera, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera

Safe Word:  The DomME
Masquerade:  Jillian DeBridge
Eliza Bonet, mezzo-soprano
Nashville Opera Debut

Shreveport Opera, Pensacola Opera, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera

Safe Word:  The Client Masquerade:  Bruce DeBridge Matthew Treviño, bass Nashville Opera:  Tosca, 2009, La Traviata, 2011, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Romulus Hunt Austin Opera, Oper Leipzig, Florentine Opera, Opera Omaha

Safe Word:  The Client
Masquerade:  Bruce DeBridge
Matthew Treviño, bass
Nashville Opera:  Tosca, 2009, La Traviata, 2011, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Romulus Hunt

Austin Opera, Oper Leipzig, Florentine Opera, Opera Omaha

Masquerade:  Jessie 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

Masquerade:  Jessie
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

Masquerade:  Tyler Melisa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano Nashville Opera Debut 2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist Dayton Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Kentucky Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Opera

Masquerade:  Tyler
Melisa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano
Nashville Opera Debut
2017 Mary Ragland Young Artist

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

Masquerade: Kyle Jordan Rutter, countertenor Nashville Opera Debut Opera on Avalon, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Amato Opera-in-Brief

Masquerade: Kyle
Jordan Rutter, countertenor
Nashville Opera Debut

Opera on Avalon, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Amato Opera-in-Brief

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 DEAN WILLIAMSON Nashville Opera Music Director, 2015 – Present Nashville Opera:  Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, Cinderella, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Romulus Hunt, Hydrogen Jukebox, Die FLedermaus Arizona Opera, Opera Idaho, Des Moines Metro Opera, Skagit Opera

Conductor
DEAN WILLIAMSON
Nashville Opera Music Director, 2015 – Present

Nashville Opera:  Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, Cinderella, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Romulus Hunt, Hydrogen Jukebox, Die FLedermaus

Arizona Opera, Opera Idaho, Des Moines Metro Opera, Skagit 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