Wishing a blessed Kwanzaa to those who celebrate in the Nashville Opera community. As you gather around the table, let your heart Sing Bravely always.
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Wishing a blessed Kwanzaa to those who celebrate in the Nashville Opera community. As you gather around the table, let your heart Sing Bravely always.
As everyone finishes the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve, think back on your favorite Nashville Opera performance from 2022 and smile.
We wish you a beautiful Christmas, and we'll see you all in 2023 for the second half of the Ann and Frank Bumstead Season!
The Noah Liff Opera Center is closed for holiday break. Normal business hours will resume at 9 AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Visit NashvilleOpera.org/Holiday for a special treat from our friends Will Liverman and Jonathan King!
Thank you so much to everyone who attended An Evening with Will Liverman on Friday night in the Noah Liff Opera Center Studio!
This event may have been the first of its kind, but with your support it certainly won't be the last.
From our family to yours, Happy Hanukkah!
May the blessings of light and love fill your home.
Tonight's cocktail menu from our friends at PourTaste
Tickets ARE still available for tonight's An Evening with Will Liverman! There was an error in our ticketing site, but never fear... it's fixed now.
Tonight, for one night only.
Noah Liff Opera Center
Nashville Opera is proud to be represented in the Sophisticated Living Magazine Sophisticated Giving Charity Register for 2023. Flip your copy to pages 62-63 to read all about us!
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Is La Bella Notte your favorite party of the year? Because, let's face it, it's the best party of the year! Black tie elegance, a fabulous dinner, and some of the best singing artists in Nashville. Who could ask for anything more?
It's time to vote for Nfocus Magazine's BEST PARTIES OF 2022!
We kindly ask that you vote for us for BEST ARTS EVENT, BEST CO-CHAIRS (Jay Jones and Rob Turner, La Bella Notte), BEST ENTERTAINMENT (Mary Ragland Emerging Artists, La Bella Notte).
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Hey, so what are you doing this Friday at 8?
No, you're not going to watch that same Hallmark Christmas movie for the thirteenth time. (Hint: She gives up her career as a high-powered attorney, moves back to her podunk home town, and marries the guy who cares for the adorable runt puppies while wearing flannel and looking way too handsome with all that scruff.)
Why don't you come see one of the most talented young baritones in America here at the Noah Liff Opera Center instead?
Tickets at https://www.nashvilleopera.org/willliverman
Mark your calendars, friends, for La Bella Notte 2023!
The annual black tie gala hosted by Friends of Nashville Opera will be held on Saturday, February 4 at the Grand Hyatt Nashville's Summit Ballroom.
Celebrate the coming of spring with the theme, La Primavera! Enjoy an evening of fine dining and song in support of Nashville Opera’s education and engagement programs, which put opera performances in the schools and neighborhoods of 35,000 Middle Tennesseans in 2022.
More information and reservations are available at https://labellanotte.org/
This rainy day finds me in a merry mood, so it's time for a little holiday gift.
I need you to do two things: Respond to this post with 1.) the title of your favorite holiday song and 2.) tag the person you want to bring with you to An Evening with Will Liverman on December 16th because I'm going to give away a pair of tickets!
You have until Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Central. We'll choose a winner and message you after that.
We're only TWO WEEKS out from An Evening with Will Liverman here at the Noah Liff Opera Center.
This one-night-only event is your only chance to experience one of the most amazing new voices in opera within the intimacy of the studio.
Visit the event page to reserve your seats today!
Wowsers! Nashville Opera has been honored by the MidSouth Emmys with a nomination for our January production of Marcus Hummon's FAVORITE SON.
Congrats to the Marcus on being recognized for his amazing work!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to the donors who contributed $3,000 to Nashville Opera yesterday for !
Your generosity funded Opera on Tour visits for six schools in 2023. Those dollars go a long way towards building future arts patrons.
Class, I need you to put on your listening ears and pay attention up here at the chalkboard. It's time for a quick math problem.
$ + ♫ = ___
If you answered Free Opera on Tour performances for over 25,000 kids this year alone, you were right. Well done!
It's really that simple. Your generosity + Nashville Opera = bringing the magic of opera to kids across the region.
Your support on this Giving Tuesday makes it possible.
As a thank you, for your donation of more than $40 before midnight, we'll send you a discount code later this week to save 20% on tickets to THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE!
Let's end the Thanksgiving Week of Gratitude with a two-fer! Our final two posts come from Aarron Hunt, our Venue Manager, and Claudia McCauley, Director of Development.
Happy Sunday to you all!
The Week of Gratitude continues on this Small Business Saturday! Annmarie Mizzoni, the Facilities Director of the Noah Liff Opera Center, shares her thanks for all of the clients who host their events at our home every year.
Nashville Opera's Week of Gratitude rolls on into Black Friday with Will, our Director of Marketing & PR. Who just happens to be me. So, hi there! Thank you all for interacting with us on social media and for letting me have fun creating all of this along the way!
From all of us to all of you, Nashville Opera wishes you a lovely Thanksgiving!
The Week of Gratitude reaches the day before Thanksgiving with CEO & Artistic Director John Holmes.
Nashville Opera's week of gratitude continues with Carol Penterman's reflection on our staff here at the Noah Liff Opera Center.
Day Two of giving thanks comes from Chief Development Officer Lee Carroll, who celebrated her birthday yesterday. Thank you for all you do, Lee!
As the Thanksgiving holiday week begins, it's a good time to have Nashville Opera staff members share what they're grateful for this year. We begin with our newest team member, Patron Services Manager Steven McCoy.
We're a mere four weeks out from An Evening With Will Liverman and tickets are moving!
The Met holds 3,800 people. Lyric Opera Chicago seats 3,276. This is your chance to experience a star Baritone in an intimate recital in the Noah Liff Opera Center Studio, which seats 250.
One night only. Be there.
Tickets and info at https://www.nashvilleopera.org/willliverman
This afternoon, Nashville Opera's HBCU Fellowship Masterclasses continue with Deonté L. Warren, Professor of Voice and Musical Theatre at Austin Peay State University. His focus with the cohort today is the skill set to present brilliant live performances.
If you think art only goes on your walls, it's time to re-frame your perspective.
Tennessee offers four different designs of license plates that give back to your favorite arts organizations. Nashville Opera receives funding every year from Tennesseans for the Arts and a portion of those dollars comes from arts license plates!
It's a win-win. You get to show your support for Nashville Opera and we benefit from your generosity. As Martha Stewart puts it, "It's a very good thing!"
Find out more at https://tnspecialtyplates.org/
On this Veterans Day, take a moment to thank those who have served and remember the folks who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Polling places in Nashville are open until 7 p.m. tonight and loudly by casting your vote!
Tickets have only been on sale for six days for our upcoming AN EVENING WITH WILL LIVERMAN event on December 16 and prime seating is moving quickly!
If you miss this one, there's no second chance. The only way to be in the room with the Met, Lyric Opera, and Kennedy Center star is to reserve your spot ASAP at https://bit.ly/3WDf7Rr
Wishing our fearless leader, CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes, the happiest of birthdays today.
Since 1995, John's vision has propelled Nashville Opera to become a powerhouse regional company. His reputation as an artist is known nationwide, both in and out of the opera community. Artists who come to our company for the first happily return because of the environment John fosters in the rehearsal studio.
Here's to you, John! Thank you for helping us year after year.
Tonight, two Nashville Opera alumni will take the stage in The Metropolitan Opera's revival of Verdi's DON CARLO.
Luis Orozco appeared as Marcello in our September production of LA BOHÈME and Samuel Weiser performed the role of Alberich in our May premiere of DAS RHEINGOLD.
TOI TOI TOI to the entire cast and to our dear friends! Knock it out of the park, fellas!
On December 16, Nashville Opera and its Committee for Social and Artistic Impact (CASI) will present An Evening with Will Liverman at the Noah Liff Opera Center. This one-night-only concert is a rare opportunity to hear one of the most exciting, up-and-coming baritones of our time in an intimate, cabaret-style setting.
Called “a voice for this historic moment” by the Washington Post, the GRAMMY-nominated Liverman is the recipient of the 2022 Beverly Sills Artist Award by The Metropolitan Opera. He opened the Met’s 2021-22 season in a celebrated “breakout performance” (New York Times) as Charles in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Following Fire’s success, the Met announced that Liverman will star in Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, the second opera by a Black composer in the company’s history, premiering in fall 2023.
An Evening with Will Liverman will feature opera selections, Liverman’s favorites, and very likely a holiday carol or two.
This is one night you don’t want to miss.
Performances of THE MEDIUM: 3
Number of fainting victims: 0
Spiritual possessions: Hoping less than 1, but waiting to hear back from a priest.
Hours of therapy to be booked by audience members: Countless
Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend for Menotti's THE MEDIUM! The set is coming down now and all of the decor will go back into the warehouse.
Thank you to the cast, orchestra, crew, and staff who made THE MEDIUM a smash, sell-out success.
Now, onto the next big thing. Keep your eyes on our socials and eblasts tomorrow for VERY big news about December 16.
THE SPIRIT CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN!
The voices from the beyond love THE MEDIUM! (And they told me so last night through the crystal ball I bought on Amazon.)
TOI TOI TOI to the fabulous cast, crew, orchestra, and artistic team behind THE MEDIUM on opening night!
Menotti's work is spellbinding, scary, and filled with the terrors of the human heart. It's time for this Black Magic Woman to take the stage and weave her spell.
Welcome in to our little house of horror... 😉
All photos: Anthony Popolo for Nashville Opera
Thank you to Amy Stumpfl at Nashville Scene for this fantastic preview of this weekend's THE MEDIUM! Learn more about Menotti, John's love for this work, and our production.
If you want to experience it for yourself, only two dozen tickets remain. Don't miss it. Madame Flora won't be happy if you do.
Checking in with artistic director John Hoomes ahead of the production at Noah Liff Opera Center
Because we care, John has authorized me to pay out a life insurance disbursement of twenty-five cents to the heirs of anyone scared to death this weekend at THE MEDIUM.
Acceptable causes of death include (but are not limited to):
ACCIDENTAL DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT, HAUNTING, HEART ATTACK, SLEEP PARALYSIS DEMON, AND/OR OTHER PARANORMALLY-RELATED INCIDENTS.
Happy Haunting ;-)
You're now down to two chances to experience THE MEDIUM. The Sunday matinee is sold out!
Tickets for Friday and Saturday are SCARY limited. Now's your chance. Don't wait much longer or you'll be left out in the dark night on All Hallows' Weekend.
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"Favorite Son" hits the stage January 21-23 at the Noah Liff Opera Center. This show is so special and one you won't want to miss. Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3KdexUt
Enjoy a sneak peek of an ensemble performance from our upcoming production of "Favorite Son" by Marcus Hummon!
Wishing you a glorious New Year! And lifting "a cup o' kindness" to you for standing with Nashville Opera through a year that kept us all out of the theater. (But didn't stop our song!) Opera pianist and chorusmaster Amy Tate Williams arranged this setting of "Auld Lang Syne." It is beautifully interpreted here by soprano Alysha Hinton, a recent TSU graduate, one of the Opera's inaugural 2020 Big Blue Fellows, and winner of the 105 Voices of History Vocal Competition. Make your year-end gift here: https://www.nashvilleopera.org/holiday
Our holiday playlist is shifting gears this week, from a raucous, weeks-old world premiere to a tender, ancient classic. "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming" first appeared in print in 1599! Enjoy a quiet moment in this season's busy swirl as Tyler Nelson-Tenor and pianist Amy Tate Williams offer up this gentle carol. One carol to go before New Year's, friends. Want to gift us back? Click here: https://www.nashvilleopera.org/holiday
Everyone knows the best gifts are homemade. Like this brand-new original song, "The Jazzy Jingle," by Dave Ragland and Mary McCallum! Wrapped in the beautiful vocal stylings of soprano Tamica Nicole and topped with a perfect bow by pianist Amy Tate Williams, this one-of-a-kind gift comes from Nashville Opera to you! Make YOUR year-end gift here: https://www.nashvilleopera.org/holiday
One of the greatest parts of the holiday season is the music! We’re excited to bring you some amazingly festive performances over the next four weeks. Stay tuned...
Composer Marcus Hummon shares a bit about the latest single from his new folk-opera FAVORITE SON, as well as his thoughts on how this work fits into the wider world of operatic music. Did you catch the latest single when it dropped on Sunday? You can stream it right now at www.nashvilleopera.org/favoriteson
GRAMMY-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon is dropping singles from his folk opera FAVORITE SON—one a month until its world premiere by Nashville Opera! July's release is "Once upon a Time," sung by the opera's main character, Chris. This recording features vocals by Chris Roberts, a frequent collaborator of Hummon, with Greg Black on synth and the composer himself on keyboard. Listen now (and every month!), and then join us in January to hear popular crossover tenor John Riesen's company debut as Chris in the world premiere! Visit www.nashvilleopera.org/favoriteson to catch the whole track.
We are rounding out our virtual roadtrip of Nashville with a stop on the General Jackson Showboat, and what better soundtrack than music from PIRATES OF PENZANCE? Christopher Curcuruto, Bass-Baritone really brings it home with his performance of "I am a Pirate King." There is a little time left to support Opera ON WHEELS during The Big Payback at www.thebigpayback.org/NashvilleOpera - we cannot wait to bring opera straight to the streets of Middle Tennessee!
It's a match! There’s only a little time left to support Nashville Opera during The Big Payback but, thanks to some generous donors, your gift can go twice as far. (You'll help us go far too with our new mobile stage—Opera ON WHEELS!) Donate today at www.thebigpayback.org/NashvilleOpera between 2 and 6 PM and your gift will be MATCHED dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. We hope you enjoy this performance by Mary Ragland Emerging Artists Rebekah Howell and Emily J. Cottam, Mezzo Soprano - we can't wait to take performances like this into the streets of Music City!
Friends, we are overwhelmed with your generosity! So far you have helped raise over $38,000 for Opera ON WHEELS! We hope you enjoy this performance by 2021 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Rebekah Howell. And if you haven't yet donated, we invite you to help us bring opera to the streets of Middle Tennessee by visiting https://www.thebigpayback.org/NashvilleOpera #BigPayback #livemusic #NashvilleOpera #singbravely
The sun has risen on the second day of The Big Payback, and who better to spend the morning with than Romeo! Enjoy this performance by Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Frederick Schlick, tenor, and then hop over to www.thebigpayback.org/nashvilleopera to support Opera ON WHEELS! #BigPayback #livemusic #nashvilleopera #singbravely
The next stop on our virtual road trip through Nashville is Lower Broadway, a place we think Carmen would love! Enjoy this performance by Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Emily J. Cottam, Mezzo Soprano and then hop over to www.thebigpayback.org/nashvilleopera to support Opera ON WHEELS! #BigPayback #livemusic #opera
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