Nashville Opera announces three shows for ’11-’12 season

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Nashville Opera‘s 2011-12 season will feature three beloved opera productions: Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, and the Nashville Opera premiere of Giacomo Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West).

3-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available online at www.nashvilleopera.org, or directly from the Nashville Opera’s box office by calling 615-832-5242. Individual reserved seats will be available for purchase on Monday, August 29. Nashville Opera subscription packages offer significant discounts over the published single ticket prices which range in price from $19 to $95, plus other exclusive perks.

Nashville Opera also offers a convenient installment payment option for subscribers which is available online or through the Nashville Opera Box Office.

“We are proud to continue Nashville Opera’s tradition of creating legendary productions,” says John Hoomes, Artistic Director. “The 2011-12 season, our 31st since the company’s founding in 1981, features three unique and popular operatic works, and will display the best and brightest opera talent throughout the year.”

Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata will be performed on October 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. and October 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall. The opera is sung in Italian with projected English translations, and features the Nashville Symphony under the direction of Maestro Christopher Larkin.

Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci will be performed December 2, 2011 at 8 p.m.; December 3, 2011 at 8 p.m.; and December 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater. Pagliacci is sung in Italian with projected English translations, and features the Nashville Opera Orchestra under the direction of Maestro William Boggs.

Giacomo Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West) will be performed on April 12, 2012 at 7 p.m., and April 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall. The Girl of the Golden West is sung in Italian with projected English Translations, and features the Nashville Symphony under the direction of Maestro Dean Williamson.