Opera on the Mountain 2018
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Opera on the Mountain 2018

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Our Opera on the Mountain event is an annual favorite.  Join us for a BYOB&P (and picnic) evening of songs and stargazing at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.  This family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect Saturday night combination of great music and good company, and you’ll have the chance to take stargaze through the grand telescope.

o   $30 grass seat
o   $80 carload (max 6 people)
o   $35 concert seat

Concert seats - Enjoy seating on Dyer's new uncovered patio area immediately behind the
pavillion.  We'll set up the chairs; you bring the rest!

Grass seats - Bring a blanket or camp chair and set up your picnic on the Observatory lawn surrounding the pavillion, where the performance takes place.  Come early and stake out your site.

Carload - Buying tickets by the carload reserves your spot on the grass.


THE FOLLOWING LEVELS ARE SOLD OUT.

Patron Seats
-  Enjoy priority parking and VIP treatment under the Dyer canopied pavillion.  Set up your repast at one of our clothed tables immediately in front of the stage.

Table Seats - Reserve your clothed table under the pavillion.

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The Guild's Spring Tea
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

The Guild's Spring Tea

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The Nashville Opera Guild invites you to an operatic Spring Tea and Membership Celebration.  Enjoy a festive tea, lovely live music, and learning how you can help support the work of Nashville Opera and its education programs.  (It's a wonderful occasion to wear a festive spring hat, too.)  New friends welcome!

RSVP to by April 30 to reserve your spot.

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Susannah Premiere Dinner
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Susannah Premiere Dinner

Nashville Opera Guild invites you to dine before Susannah, Saturday, April 7.  Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6, right across the street from TPAC in the Waller Penthouse!  Enjoy a thematic dinner, wine, and smashing views of the city before this amazing production.  Parking is included. 

Lynn Fleischer and Marlene Key, chairs

For reservations, please call 615.832.5242 or email Margaret Carpenter.

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Masterclass
Mar
22
3:30 PM15:30

Masterclass

Jason Ferrante
acclaimed tenor, master teacher
technician

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Jason Ferrante will offer insight and expertise to our four Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.  Mr. Ferrante serves as vocal consultant for young artist programs such as Arizona Opera and Pensacola Opera and gives masterclasses at the University of British Columbia, the University of Miami, and East Carolina University.  He is a the national panelist for classical voice and guest master teacher for YoungArts.  In April, Mr. Ferrante will join Nashville Opera’s cast of Susannah with his portrayal of Little Bat.

Free of charge
Small reception following
Please RSVP

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
17
11:30 AM11:30

The Enchanted Forest

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  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

  • Williamson County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Opera OUT LOUD
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

Opera OUT LOUD

FREE Public Performance

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Enjoy a fun, fast-paced, 45-minute intro to opera!  Using famous—and not so famous—opera scenes and arias, OPERA OUT LOUD captures all the facets of the art form we love so much.

Join our four professional opera singers and pianist, all members of the Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program, for this entertaining concert-style performance.

 

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Opera OUT LOUD
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Opera OUT LOUD

FREE Public Performance

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Enjoy a fun, fast-paced, 45-minute intro to opera!  Using famous—and not so famous—opera scenes and arias, OPERA OUT LOUD captures all the facets of the art form we love so much.

Join our four professional opera singers and pianist, all members of the Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program, for this entertaining concert-style performance.

This event is free with your admission to the Parthenon.

 

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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All That Jazz
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

All That Jazz

SOLD OUT

This speakeasy evening celebrating the best of the 20s & 30s features Annie Sellick and the Nashville Jazz Orchestra.  Your ticket includes two cocktails, dinner with wine, live music (and a beckoning dance floor), and valet parking.  Period dress is encouraged.

Sue Claxton & Jason Bergeron, chairs
To benefit Nashville Opera education & outreach

$125 per person

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The Enchanted Forest
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Sensory-Friendly Performance: The Enchanted Forest
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Sensory-Friendly Performance: The Enchanted Forest

Coloring and snacks start at 1:30!

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

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This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

Modifications include

  • Quiet space available

  • Decreased volume from singers

  • Increased physical structure using chairs

  • Storyboard of performance projected to increased engagement

  • Dim lights

Click here to learn more about Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and TRIAD and view resources.

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The Enchanted Forest
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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The Enchanted Forest
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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The Enchanted Forest
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Enchanted Forest

FREE Public Performance

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Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon!  As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show.  Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!

This fun 35-minute children's opera is sung by the talented Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.

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Beerful Holiday Bash
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Beerful Holiday Bash

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It’s that time of year again.  Smith & Lentz will be lighting up the Christmas tree in the taproom, and members of the Nashville Opera chorus will be singing some of your favorite holiday (and opera) hits.

Drop in anytime between 7–10 p.m. to enjoy craft beer and holiday cheer.  Sip up and do good as 15% of the night’s proceeds will be given back to the Opera.  A free event

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MOVE CLOSER: An Exploration of the Tango
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

MOVE CLOSER: An Exploration of the Tango

  • Vanderbilt University Central Library (map)
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Central Library Community Room
Vanderbilt University
 
Nashville Opera and Vanderbilt University's Center for Latin American Studies and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are collaborating on Move Closer, an exploration of the tango, its illustrious history, and its place in Nashville.
 
This creative collaboration will delve into the musical, artistic, and cultural aspects of the immersive dance through conversations and performances. Nashville Opera's CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes will dive into the company’s upcoming production of Maria de Buenos Aires, an Argentinian tango opera with a surrealist narrative. Paula Covington, a Latin American and Iberian Bibliographer and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, will introduce the extensive tango collections of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, and Vanderbilt’s Tango Club will perform and teach some steps of the dance during the reception to follow the presentations.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
Use the link to secure your spot.

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See & Sing: The Little Mermaid
Jul
16
1:30 PM13:30

See & Sing: The Little Mermaid

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Opera@ Franklin Theatre

Warm up your pipes and sing “Under the Sea” and your favorite Little Mermaid hits with us, complete with subtitles to help you in a pinch!  Swim with Sebastian and Flounder, see what life is like on land with Prince Eric, defeat Ursula’s attempt to reign the seas, and sing along to every song

The fun starts with a vocal warm-up led by Nashville Opera singers who will take you through your free bag of goodies and props to be used throughout the film.  Come as you are, or dress up as your favorite character!

$20 for Cabaret and Balcony seating
$15 for Classic seating.

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Nashville Opera's Second NY Premiere
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Nashville Opera's Second NY Premiere

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Nashville Opera’s most recent world premiere—the comic sensation Three Way—has the added luster of a New York premiere at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music this June.  Join us and our co-producer American Opera Projects for this auspicious occasion as our unique Nashville creation hits a national stage. 

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Opera on the Mountain
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opera on the Mountain

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Our Opera on the Mountain event is an annual favorite.  Join us for a BYOB&P (and picnic) evening of songs and stargazing at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.  This family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect Saturday night combination of great music and good company, and you’ll have the chance to take stargaze through the grand telescope.

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o   $30 grass seat
o   $80 carload (max 6 people)
o   $35 concert seat
o   $55 table seat
o   $85 patron seat
o   $440 table
o   $680 patron table

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MOVE CLOSER:  Artcrawl at abrasiveMedia
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

MOVE CLOSER: Artcrawl at abrasiveMedia

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Nashville Opera and abrasiveMedia are collaborating for this May's Houston Station Art Crawl through MOVE CLOSER, a creative collision of music, aerial dance, and visual art.  Inspired by the tango—a magnetic, sensually rhythmic, and intimate dance—this synergistic exhibit invites you to immerse yourself in the experience and move closer to art.
 
Music by Nashville Opera
Art by Yuri Figueroa
Aerial dance by Suspended Gravity
 
Drop in between 6pm–9pm to enjoy this free event.
Complimentary wine
 
Join the event on Facebook.
 

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CARMEN Premiere Dinner
Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

CARMEN Premiere Dinner

THE CARMEN PREMIERE DINNER IS SOLD OUT.

Make CARMEN a full night out with a gourmet meal before the show—complete with a sparkling city view from the Waller Penthouse!  Nashville Opera Guild hosts this evening to benefit the programs of Nashville Opera.  Deb Tallent-Barcus, chair

Waller Penthouse, 511 Union Street, Nashville
$85 per person
Complimentary parking in City Center Garage is included.

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La Bella Notte
Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

La Bella Notte

Nashville Opera Guild's sparkling annual gala to benefit Nashville Opera education.

Enjoy a gourmet meal, specially selected wines, and arias by soprano Danielle Pastin, bass Matt Treviño, and our own Mary Ragland Young Artists.  Take part in the online silent auction and the live auction during the evening.

Reservations start at $350 per person.

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The Talk
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Talk

Nashville Opera’s groundbreaking THREE WAY deals with human relationships and sexuality in three fascinating scenarios, and we invite you to dive in with us and talk about it at this special free event.  Enjoy wine and dessert, hear a few fun arias, and discuss Three Way's themes of sex and relationships with our insightful panel of guests at this complimentary event.  Learn more.

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Opera@ Franklin Theatre
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Opera@ Franklin Theatre

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See and Sing FROZEN!

SECOND SHOWING ADDED! 
DUE TO DEMAND!

This year’s see-and-sing movie at Franklin Theatre is FROZEN!  Enjoy this Disney hit and sing every song with the help of subtitles!  Come as you are, or dress up as your best Elsa or Olaf for the costume contest.

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o   $20 cabaret and balcony
o   $15 orchestra

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Opera@ Franklin Theatre
Jul
10
1:30 PM13:30

Opera@ Franklin Theatre

See & Sing Disney's FROZEN

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This year’s see-and-sing movie at Franklin Theatre is FROZEN!  Enjoy this Disney hit and sing every song with the help of subtitles!  Come as you are, or dress up as your best Elsa or Olaf for the costume contest.

o   $20 cabaret and balcony
o   $15 orchestra

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Opera@ Smith & Lentz
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

Opera@ Smith & Lentz

Join us and members of our Nashville Opera chorus as we toast the start of our summer Opera @ series at Smith & Lentz!  We'll be hanging out, singing some drinking songs, and enjoying craft beer.  Bao Down will be serving tasty treats outside, and if you're in the mood to do good, $1 from every beer sold goes to Nashville Opera.  All you have to do is show up and sip up!  FREE!

Check out our Event on Facebook!

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