2024-25 Nashville Opera Season

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Nashville Opera’s 24.25 Season asks what you would sacrifice to break THE TIES THAT BIND.  The power and passion of opera – with sumptuous costumes and sets, a heart-stopping live orchestra, and internationally-renowned singers – is on stage right here in Music City.

Join Nashville Opera and Artistic Director John Hoomes for our 44th season that includes a forbidden romance that comes together like gasoline and matches, a hilarious culinary romp paired with Nashville Opera’s 9th world premiere, high jinks on the high seas in a Gilbert & Sullivan gem for the entire family, and a bel canto masterpiece returning to Nashville for the first time in 21 years – with the most famous mad scene in all of opera!

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September 26 & 28, 2024

Considered by many to be the most popular opera ever written, the sensual tale of Carmen, the free-spirited, passionate girl, is a work teaming with excitement, emotion, and desire. Bizet’s stunning and beautiful music paints the days of desert heat, and the nights of fiery passion with an allconsuming fever that cannot be ignored.

Sung in French with projected English supertitles


November 15-17, 2024

We’re serving two delicious comedies in a big blue plate special!
As your appetizer, Julia Child teaches the audience how to make a chocolate cake (in a somewhat roundabout, hilarious way). For the main course, join three contestants of your favorite TV cooking competition, America Loves Food, as they compete to make America’s favorite comfort food: macaroni & cheese!

Sung in English with projected English lyrics

H.M.S. PinaforeH.M.S. PINAFORE

January 24-26, 2025

H.M.S. Pinafore was the show that began it all for Gilbert & Sullivan. With all the topsy-turvy storytelling and wordplay you can handle, this high-seas operetta is all high-jinks and good times for the whole family!


Sung in English with projected English lyrics

Lucia: The Bride of LammermoorLUCIA: THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR

April 3 & 5, 2025

Deep in the Scottish moors, trouble brews. Lucia is in love with Edgardo, but is forced into a loveless, arranged marriage to another man by her possessive, controlling brother. Driven to the brink of madness and despair, Lucia takes matters into her own hands, with horrific results.

Considered one of the greatest romantic, Italian operas ever written (based on Sir Walter Scott’s famous novel), Lucia is classic bel canto (beautiful singing) opera featuring passionate music, intense drama, the world famous sextet in Act II, and the show stopping Mad Scene!

Sung in English with projected English lyrics