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  • WKNO Preview: The Midtown Opera Festival featuring The Falling and the Rising

    Mar 26th, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Germantown Performing Arts Center

    Join us for this FREE event and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Midtown Opera Festival, featuring performances of The Falling and the Rising! WKNO's Darel Snodgrass will lead a discussion with General Director Ned Canty. Music Director Michael Sakir and the cast will also rehearse excerpts from the opera live on air. Being part of our live studio audience for this event is a one-of-a-kind experience, but you can also catch the event on WKNO 91.1 FM or wknofm.org.

    Doors open at 6:30.
    Live broadcast begins at 7:00.

    Season Subscribers are invited to join us at 6:00 for a pre-broadcast mixer.

    FREE TO ATTEND.

    Questions? Call 901.257.3100.

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2019

    Apr 6th, 2019
    5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square

    Opera Memphis’ seventh annual MIDTOWN OPERA FESTIVAL is coming to Playhouse on the Square April 6-14, 2019. The Festival is anchored by the premiere performances of The Falling and the Rising, a new American opera composed by Zach Redler and written by Jerre Dye. This opera will be preceded by an Opera Prelude Talk, providing insight into the story, characters, and music we'll experience. After the opera, the audience is invited to join us for an exclusive Q&A with the creators of The Falling and the Rising, a drink in the Festival Lounge, or head to one of the many Festival Fringe Events.

    5:30 PM | Festival Lounge & Bar opens
    6:00 PM | Opera Prelude Dinner - Festival Lounge
    6:45 PM | Opera Prelude Talk - Festival Lounge (FREE)
    7:30 PM | The Falling and the Rising - Mainstage
    9:00 PM | Q&A with the Creators - Mainstage (FREE)
    9:30 PM | Military Cabaret - Festival Lounge (FREE)
    10:00 PM | Opera Takes Flight - Mainstage

    For the full schedule and event descriptions, CLICK HERE.

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  • The Falling and the Rising

    Apr 6th, 2019
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Playhouse on the Square
    The Falling and the Rising​ is a new American opera conceived by Sgt. Ben Hilgert of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, inspired by Opera Memphis' Ghosts of Crosstown project in 2014.  That project sparked his vision of an opera that would capture the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories - stories of family, service, and sacrifice in a period of great uncertainty. Words by Jerre Dye.  Music by Zachary Redler.
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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2019

    Apr 7th, 2019
    12:30pm - 5:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square

    Opera Memphis’ seventh annual MIDTOWN OPERA FESTIVAL is coming to Playhouse on the Square April 6-14, 2019. The Festival is anchored by the premiere performances of The Falling and the Rising, a new American opera composed by Zach Redler and written by Jerre Dye. This opera will be preceded by an Opera Prelude Talk, providing insight into the story, characters, and music we'll experience. After the opera, the audience is invited to join us for an exclusive Q&A with the creators of The Falling and the Rising, a drink in the Festival Lounge, or head to one of the many Festival Fringe Events.

    12:30 PM | Festival Lounge and Bar opens
    1:00 PM | Opera Goes to Broadway Brunch - Festival Lounge
    3:00 PM | Opera Takes Flight - Mainstage
    3:00 PM | Mozart's The Magic Flute - University of Memphis School of Music
    4:30 PM | Lounge Performance - Festival Lounge (FREE)

    For the full schedule and event descriptions, CLICK HERE.

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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2019

    Apr 12th, 2019
    5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square

    Opera Memphis’ seventh annual MIDTOWN OPERA FESTIVAL is coming to Playhouse on the Square April 6-14, 2019. The Festival is anchored by the premiere performances of The Falling and the Rising, a new American opera composed by Zach Redler and written by Jerre Dye. This opera will be preceded by an Opera Prelude Talk, providing insight into the story, characters, and music we'll experience. After the opera, the audience is invited to join us for an exclusive Q&A with the creators of The Falling and the Rising, a drink in the Festival Lounge, or head to one of the many Festival Fringe Events.

    5:30 PM | Festival lounge and bar opens
    6:00 PM | Opera Prelude Dinner - Festival Lounge
    6:45 PM | Opera Prelude Talk - Festival Lounge (FREE)
    7:30 PM | The Falling and the Rising - Mainstage
    9:00 PM | Q&A with the Creators - Mainstages (FREE)
    9:30 PM | Military Cabaret - Festival Lounge (FREE)

    For the full schedule and event descriptions, CLICK HERE.

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  • The Falling and the Rising

    Apr 12th, 2019
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Playhouse on the Square
    The Falling and the Rising​ is a new American opera conceived by Sgt. Ben Hilgert of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, inspired by Opera Memphis' Ghosts of Crosstown project in 2014.  That project sparked his vision of an opera that would capture the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories - stories of family, service, and sacrifice in a period of great uncertainty. Words by Jerre Dye.  Music by Zachary Redler.
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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2019

    Apr 13th, 2019
    9:45am - 11:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square

    Opera Memphis’ seventh annual MIDTOWN OPERA FESTIVAL is coming to Playhouse on the Square April 6-14, 2019. The Festival is anchored by the premiere performances of The Falling and the Rising, a new American opera composed by Zach Redler and written by Jerre Dye. This opera will be preceded by an Opera Prelude Talk, providing insight into the story, characters, and music we'll experience. After the opera, the audience is invited to join us for an exclusive Q&A with the creators of The Falling and the Rising, a drink in the Festival Lounge, or head to one of the many Festival Fringe Events.

    9:45 AM | Festival Lounge opens
    10:00 AM | Cartoons & Cereal - Festival Lounge
    4:00 PM | Festival Bar opens
    4:00 PM | B&G Improv - Festival Lounge
    4:00 PM | Pretty Little Room libretto workshop - Upstairs Rehearsal Hall (FREE)
    5:30 PM | Buyer Beware performed by Philip Himebook - Festival Lounge (FREE)
    6:00 PM | Opera Prelude Dinner - Festival Lounge
    6:45 PM | Opera Prelude Talk - Festival Lounge (FREE)
    7:30 PM | The Falling and the Rising - Mainstage
    9:00 PM | Q&A with the Creators - Mainstage (FREE)
    9:30 PM | Military Cabaret - Festival Lounge (FREE)
    10:00 PM | Midtown Opera Festival Closing Party - Festival Lounge (FREE)

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  • The Falling and the Rising

    Apr 13th, 2019
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Playhouse on the Square
    The Falling and the Rising​ is a new American opera conceived by Sgt. Ben Hilgert of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, inspired by Opera Memphis' Ghosts of Crosstown project in 2014.  That project sparked his vision of an opera that would capture the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories - stories of family, service, and sacrifice in a period of great uncertainty. Words by Jerre Dye.  Music by Zachary Redler.
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  • Midtown Opera Festival 2019

    Apr 14th, 2019
    2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Playhouse on the Square

    Opera Memphis’ seventh annual MIDTOWN OPERA FESTIVAL is coming to Playhouse on the Square April 6-14, 2019. The Festival is anchored by the premiere performances of The Falling and the Rising, a new American opera composed by Zach Redler and written by Jerre Dye. This opera will be preceded by an Opera Prelude Talk, providing insight into the story, characters, and music we'll experience. After the opera, the audience is invited to join us for an exclusive Q&A with the creators of The Falling and the Rising, a drink in the Festival Lounge, or head to one of the many Festival Fringe Events.

    2:30 PM | Beethoven and the Beatles with Memphis Symphony Orchestra - Mainstage

    For more information and event descriptions, CLICK HERE.

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  • Opera Memphis Family Day

    May 4th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Clark Opera Memphis Center
    Join Opera Memphis staff and singers at the Clark Opera Memphis Center for our annual Family Day! We'll have games, activities, snacks, horse rides, and opera performances for kids.
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