The lockdown due to quarantine has left everyone speechless and Nashville as well. But it is returning to the theatres in 2022 with a new take on the beloved classic. The fully staged production in music city by Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Favorite Son by Marcus Hummon, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. The season is expected to be a grand success with so many great Grammy award winners and nominees.
At Noah Liff Opera Center, the season will be grandly opened in January 2022 with Favorite Son, the world premier composed by Marcus Hummon, a Grammy winner. The essence of truth can be found in one man’s memories in the journey of Favorite Son, which was drawn from the experiences of the composer’s life.
Songwriters, singers, session musicians, and four-time Grammy-nominated artist Darrel Scott is also a famous Opera crossover tenor and a minor league baseball player with Emma Grimsley and John Riesen are in the cast. They led a company called the Phantom of the Opera, a North American touring company at Christine though it was closed in February 2020.
Hummon is best known for the composition of penning songs, including Tim McGraw’s One Of These Days, The Chicks’ Wynonna Take me Away, Bless the Broken Road for Rascal Flatts.
TPAC’ Jackson Hall will be packed
Nashville Opera will be back to TPAC’s Jackson Hall to fill the bookings in April as classic Rigoletto will be performed by John Hoomes’ film-noir staging Verdi. Giuseppe Verdi will be making his debut in Nashville Opera in Baritone Aleksey Bogdanov’s title role, a powerhouse moment for having his “piercing intensity” and “star quality in every way.”
Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold
Nashville opera season will be closed in May by Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold at New Belmont University Performing Arts Center. The Ring Cycle comprises the first of four Operas. Dramatic Baritone Lester Lynch will be returning to Nashville Opera Stage in the king of the Gods, Wotan. A stellar international cast will accompany Lynch, including mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum as Fricka, bass Zachary James as Fafner the Giant, dramatic soprano Othalie Graham etc.
An entire season of Nashville Opera 2022
● At Noah Liff Opera Center, Favorite Son will be presented by Marcus Hummon on January 21, 22, and 23 of 2022.
● Giuseppe Verdi performs Rigoletto at TPAC, Jackson hall, on April 7th and 9th of 2022.
● Richard Wagner will occupy Belmont University Performing Arts Center to perform Das Rheingold on May 6th and 8th of 2022.
The tickets for the season will be on sale from September 7th 2021. The official website nashvilleopera.org provides the necessary information along with the entire cast and production information.