2023-24 Nashville Opera Season

Nashville Opera’s 23.24 Season invites you on a journey… into madness, mind, metamorphosis, and magic.  The power and passion of opera are on full display, with sumptuous costumes and sets, a heart-stopping live orchestra, and an international cast of singers at the very peak of their professions.  Join Nashville Opera and Artistic Director John Hoomes for a season that includes one of opera’s great tragedies, two modern masterpieces, and a family favorite that ranks among the most beautiful operas ever written.

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September 21 & 23, 2023

Danger brews in the heart of a small traveling carnival.  The jealous star clown, Canio, suspects that his sexy clown wife Nedda is playing him for a fool. During an evening performance of their usual clown comedy show, theater and reality blend into one, as the enraged Canio exacts his terrible revenge.  Based on a true story, Leoncavallo’s opera paints a vivid portrait of unbridled passion, betrayal, and revenge; revealing that sometimes, behind a clown’s painted, cheery smile, the darkness hides and waits.

Sung in Italian with easy-to read English supertitles

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

November 10-12, 2023

Exploring the connection between the brain, existence and the soul, Michael Nyman’s opera THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT is a sometimes comedic yet often poignant story of a family coping with adversity through the healing power of music.  Composer Michael Nyman uses clever rhythmic repetition and varied orchestral color, pushing the story forward and builds dramatic tension, even if the scene in question is nothing more than a routine visit to a doctor’s office. With this chamber opera. Nyman capture the wonder and mystery of the workings of the human brain, and then offers us the opportunity to experience the humanity behind the science.

Sung in English with easy-to read English supertitles

Florencia en el Amazonas

January 26-28, 2024

In 1910, seven people board a small steamboat for a voyage down the Amazon River toward an unexplored jungle paradise.  But soon the characters find themselves on a surreal journey that dares to venture deep into the mysteries of the human heart.  Among all the passengers, Florencia seeks the most desperate love of all:  Lost love. A true love she long ago let slip through her fingers, and now vows to find again.  Join us as we take a voyage into the sensual world of “magic realism”, overflowing with a vibrant orchestral score inspired by the lush romanticism of Puccini and Ravel, and featuring a poignant story that will touch your heart and make your soul soar like an blue sapphire jungle butterfly amid the foliage of the tropical rain forest.

Sung in Spanish with easy-to-read English supertitles

The Magic Flute

April 12-13, 2024

The genius of Mozart shines bright in this masterfully diverse mix of unforgettable melodies, majestic choruses, and stratospheric, show-stopping coloratura singing.  Follow the adventures of Prince Tamino and Papageno the Bird Catcher as they set forth to save the captured Princess Pamina.  One of the most imaginative entertainments ever created, The Magic Flute blends myth, magic, and the battle between good and evil to deliver the life-affirming message: love conquers all. A magical night for the entire family.

Sung in German with easy-to-read English surtitles, spoken dialogue in English

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