‘Opera At’ Series at Dyer Observatory Saturday

Nashville OperaThe latest event in Nashville Opera’s Opera @ Series is Saturday. That’s when the region’s leading opera company and Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory present Opera on the Mountain, a special evening of music and star-gazing.

Stuart Holt, Nashville Opera’s Director of Education and Outreach, will serve as the master of ceremonies. “Opera on the Mountain promises to be an eclectic program which offers something for everyone,” he said in a release. “The outdoor setting of the Dyer Observatory is an idyllic spot for an evening picnic and fantastic music.”

Tenor Stefan Barner, soprano Rachele Schmiege, baritone Joshua Zink, and pianist Amy Tate Williams will present Opera’s greatest hits and selections from the “Golden Age of American Musical Theatre” that include selections from Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

Here’s the list of upcoming Opera @ Series events from Nashville Opera’s website

NashvilleOpera@DyerOpera @ Dyer Observatory – Opera on the Mountain

Saturday, June 2, 2012

1000 Oman Dr.,  Brentwood

6 p.m. – Gates open, 7:30 p.m. – Concert starts, 9 p.m. – Saturn viewing

$30 concert seat

$50 table seat 

$60 per carload – grass seating, limit 6 per car

Please call (615) 832-5242 to check availability and make reservations.

On Saturday, please call (615) 373-4897 to make reservations.

Walk-ups will be welcome based upon availability, please call first to check.

Nashville Opera Says: “This third annual collaboration combines picnicking, an outdoor concert of popular arias and Broadway standards, and the opportunity to gaze at the stars through the observatory’s main telescope.  A cast of professional opera singers will perform under a large open-air canopy.”

NashvilleOpera@PaintOpera @ The Liff Center – Paint Along Opera!     

Thursday, July 12, 2012

6:30 p.m., Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St.

$45 (includes ALL painting supplies, wine, and heavy appetizers from Amerigo’s)

Reserve here or call (615) 832-5242.

Nashville Opera Says: “Enjoy a sips and apps as Artistic Director John Hoomes discusses the combination of visual and artistic elements used to design the set of an opera.  A Paint Along Nashville visual artist will lead a painting workshop on canvas using, as inspiration, Nashville Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly. Finished paintings can be taken home that evening! Artists will also be invited to display their work at Tennessee Performing Arts Center during Nashville Opera’s Madame Butterfly, October 11 and 13.”

Opera@TheFranklinTheatreOpera @ The Franklin Theatre – Big Movie Sing-Along

August 19, 1:30 p.m., The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St. in Franklin

For more information or to pre-order tickets, please call (615) 832-5242

Nashville Opera Says: “Sing along to a beloved Hollywood musical, whose identity will be revealed in June!”

NashvilleOpera@FristOpera @ The Frist with the Nashville Symphony

Thursday, September 27, 6:30 p.m., Frist Center auditorium, 919 Broadway

$8 per person  (Students, Seniors, Members of the Frist,

the Symphony, Nashville Opera)

$10 per person  (Non-Members)

Reserve here.

Nashville Opera says: “Music, Art, and Opera will collide this fall at the Frist!  Join the artistic staff of Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, and the Frist Center for a panel discussion exploring the cultural make-up of Germany during the early twentieth-century German Expressionist movement which spawned a new style of music, art and theatre.  The discussion will include examples of art and vocal/musical excerpts.  Panelists include Trinita Kennedy, John Hoomes, and Andy Campbell. This panel discussion is a precursor to the Frist Center exhibition, German Expressionism: Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts on view at the Frist Center from October, 19, 2012, through February, 10, 2013.”

*All artwork courtesy Nashville Opera.

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