Nashville Opera announces 'Grease' Sing-Along July 21
Channel your inner Olivia Newton-John and sing along to the hit movie musical, Grease! You love the tunes. You know the words. Now join in the fun! The event includes a screening of the beloved musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! The fun starts with a vocal warm-up led by Nashville Opera singers, who will also take the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Participants can then show off their creativity and tailoring skills during the famous T-Birds & Pink Lady Dress-up Competition. Wear a Pink Lady costume, go as a T-Bird, or come as you are! Prizes will be given for best costumes! The light-hearted audience participation event is Sunday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the newly-renovated Franklin Theatre in Downtown Franklin.
Opera @ Franklin Theatre features three seating options: Orchestra Level for $15, Cabaret Seats (Front of Orchestra) for $15, or special VIP tickets in the theatre’s upstairs Tier for $20. The VIP tickets include wider seats in the balcony and a special swag bag. Information and tickets are available by calling Nashville Opera at (615) 832-5242 or online at www.nashvilleopera.org or through the Franklin Theatre’s web site, www.franklintheatre.com.
“Last year’s Sound of Music sing-along was one of the most unique and exciting events Nashville Opera has ever offered,” says Noah Spiegel, Nashville Opera COO. “Grease is a special movie in which all of the songs, dancing, and dialogue are just a part of our collective consciousness. Experiencing it once again on the big-screen in this interactive format is a truly rare opportunity.”
Nashville Opera announces 1 day ticket sale
Tickets for individual performances of The Pearl Fishers, The Barber of Seville, and Otello will be on-sale starting at midnight on July 1st and continuing for 24 hours. Customers will receive a 20% discount on their purchases during the 1-day promotion. Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat at the Noah Liff Opera Center is excluded due to its special pricing structure of $35 for Reserved Seating and $50 for Premiere. The discounted tickets will be available at midnight through www.nashvilleopera.org or by calling the Nashville Opera Box Office at (615) 832-5242 from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Pearl Fishers, the first production of the new season, is from Georges Bizet, the composer of Carmen, and will be performed on October 10 & 12 in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall located at 505 Deaderick Street in Downtown Nashville. Set in ancient Ceylon, this exotic tale is the story of a rivalry between two men and the woman they both love. The opera is sung in French with projected English translations, and features the Nashville Opera Orchestra.
Nashville Opera will present the Tennessee premiere of a unique work by noted English composer Michael Nyman. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat offers a comedic and poignant exploration of the connection between the brain, our existence, the soul, and coping with adversity through the healing power of music. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat will be performed in the intimacy of the Noah Liff Opera Center’s Studio Theater at 3622 Redmon Street in Sylvan Heights on Friday, November 8 at 8 pm, Saturday, November 9 at 8 pm, and Sunday, November 10 at 2 pm. The opera will be sung in English with projected titles.
Following the smashing success of Cinderella this past season, Nashville Opera will present Gioachino Rossini’s most popular work ever, The Barber of Seville, on Jaunuary 30 and February 1, 2014 in Andrew Jackson Hall. Often regarded as the King of Italian comic opera, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is a masterpiece of love and laughter, and the Largo ( “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!”) is one of the most popular arias of all time. The production features the Nashville Opera Orchestra and will be sung in Italian with projected English titles.
Nashville Opera will conclude its 2013-14 season with Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello on April 11, 13, and 15, 2014 in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater. Verdi’s Otello is a prime example of a masterful composer writing at the peak of his musical and theatrical powers. Based on William Shakespeare’s Othello, this beloved operatic dramatization asserts that even the noblest of hearts is not immune to blind rage. The production features the Nashville Opera Orchestra and will be sung in Italian with projected English titles.
Full-season, 3-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher packages are available online at www.nashvilleopera.org, or directly from the Nashville Opera’s Box Office by calling (615) 832-5242. Nashville Opera’s multi-show season tickets offer significant savings, with many packages including free parking, backstage tours, rehearsal receptions, and a host of other benefits. Season tickets start at as little as $49. Nashville Opera now offers a convenient interest-free installment payment option for season tickets purchased through the Nashville Opera Box Office.
“We are proud to continue Nashville Opera’s tradition of creating legendary productions,” says John Hoomes, Artistic Director. “This season promises to be one of our finest with an exotic grand opera, a beloved family favorite, a Verdi masterpiece, and a poignant contemporary work.”