Calendar of Events

Apr
18
Sat
Dido Fest @ Playhouse on the Square
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dido Fest @ Playhouse on the Square | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

The tale of Dido and Aeneas has been around for over two millenia, originating as a portion of Virgil’s Aeneid. What is is about this story that makes it so lasting? Why are artists so entranced by this story?

Begin your day with Threepenny Theater Company’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, attend these panels and happy hour talk, and then enjoy our opera Dido and Aeneas. Immerse yourself in the glory of this timeless tale!

Dido, Queen of Carthage – 3:00 pm (Set-your-own-admission.)
Panel Discussions – 4:15 pm
Happy Hour Talk – 5:00 pm
Dido & Aeneas – 6:00 pm (TICKETS HERE.)

Dido & Aeneas @ Playhouse on the Square
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dido & Aeneas @ Playhouse on the Square | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Purcell’s masterpiece reframes the tragic story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her lover, the hero, Aeneas.

In partnership with Rhodes College’s Mike Curb Institute for Music, we will perform this opera using authentic instruments of the baroque period – a first for Opera Memphis! The Mike Curb Institute will follow the performance with a brief Beginner’s Guide to Baroque Music, explaining some of the unique instruments and sounds used.

MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS HERE.

Pre-Show Talk & Dinner @ Playhouse on the Square
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Pre-Show Talk & Dinner @ Playhouse on the Square | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Enjoy a fabulous meal in the Festival Lounge before the opera. While you eat, our creative team will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming performance.

TICKETS HERE.

Menu by Heart & Soul by Michael Francis:
Mixed Green Salad
BBQ Pork Loin
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Dessert Shooters

 

Les Mamelles de Tiresias @ Playhouse on the Square
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Les Mamelles de Tiresias @ Playhouse on the Square | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Poulenc’s tale of topsy-turvy gives new meaning to the question, “How can a woman be more like a man?”

Each performance will be paired with Le boeuf sur le toit, by Darius Millhaud.  This piece, written around the same time as our opera, will be danced by Festival Partner, New Ballet Ensemble.

MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS HERE.

LaVinnia London’s Cabaret Goes to the Opera! @ Playhouse on the Square
Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Returning to the heart of American show business, LaVinnia London’s Cabaret revives the bawdy variety style entertainment of the turn of the 20th century, known as Vaudeville.

This Spring, as part of the Midtown Opera Festival hosted by Opera Memphis, LaVinnia and her crew presents a modern twist on the classics of opera. Using everything from dubstep remixes to pole dance burlesque and 1930s swing, this show will be sure to open the ears and eyes of even opera’s worst skeptics! So, if you have a healthy taste for the risqué, an appetite for mystery, and a rich sense of humor, join LaVinnia London as we step behind the curtain of the mundane and into the world of Vaudeville!

TICKETS HERE.

Apr
21
Tue
Auditions | Youth Summer Conservatory @ Clark Opera Memphis Center
Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Auditions | Youth Summer Conservatory @ Clark Opera Memphis Center | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Slots are now available for young people ages 12-19 to audition for the Opera Memphis Summer  Conservatory! Conservatory Dates are June 8-19 & July 6-17.

Audition dates are April 21, 22, & 25, and an audition time must be scheduled in advance. More information here.

Contact Morgan Beckford: 901.202.4540 or mbeckford@operamemphis.org

Apr
22
Wed
Auditions | Youth Summer Conservatory @ Clark Opera Memphis Center
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Auditions | Youth Summer Conservatory @ Clark Opera Memphis Center | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Slots are now available for young people ages 12-19 to audition for the Opera Memphis Summer  Conservatory! Conservatory Dates are June 8-19 & July 6-17.

Audition dates are April 21, 22, & 25, and an audition time must be scheduled in advance. More information here.

Contact Morgan Beckford: 901.202.4540 or mbeckford@operamemphis.org

Apr
25
Sat
Auditions | Youth Summer Conservatory @ Clark Opera Memphis Center
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Auditions | Youth Summer Conservatory @ Clark Opera Memphis Center | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Slots are now available for young people ages 12-19 to audition for the Opera Memphis Summer  Conservatory! Conservatory Dates are June 8-19 & July 6-17.

Audition dates are April 21, 22, & 25, and an audition time must be scheduled in advance. More information here.

Contact Morgan Beckford: 901.202.4540 or mbeckford@operamemphis.org

Apr
28
Tue
Auditions | Chorus & Comprimario Roles @ Clark Opera Memphis Center
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opera Memphis is currently auditioning local singers for chorus and comprimario roles in our 2015-16 Season.  Auditions will be held April 28 & 30 from 6:00-9:00pm at Clark Opera Memphis Center.

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. More information here.

For more information or to set an audition time, contact Sarah Squire at 901.202.4548 or sarah@operamemphis.org.

Apr
30
Thu
Auditions | Chorus & Comprimario Roles @ Clark Opera Memphis Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opera Memphis is currently auditioning local singers for chorus and comprimario roles in our 2015-16 Season.  Auditions will be held April 28 & 30 from 6:00-9:00pm at Clark Opera Memphis Center.

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. More information here.

For more information or to set an audition time, contact Sarah Squire at 901.202.4548 or sarah@operamemphis.org.