The Telephone

"That phone is taking over your life."

quote from 2017... and 1947

 


 

 

30 DAYS OF OPERATHE MCCLEAVE PROJECT

 
The Telephone, as part of the McCleave Project, received funding from OPERA America's Innovation Grants, which are generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
The McCleave Project is also funded by
Gian Carlo Menotti's

The Telephone

Shawnette Sulker as Lucy
Marcus King as Ben
Ned Canty, director
Michael Sakir, music director
 

Sung in English

All performances are free to attend.

All Ben wants is to propose to his girlfriend, Lucy, before he heads out of town. When he goes to her apartment to pop the question, though, he gets interrupted by a constant stream of phone conversations. Sound familiar?

Written in 1947, this charming 20-minute opera is more relevant now than its composer could ever have imagined.

The Telephone is both our featured 30 Days of Opera show and the kickoff to our McCleave Project. We invite you to join us after several of these performances for a thoughtful community conversation focused on how Opera Memphis can be more reflective of and impactful in our community.

 

 


 

Catch The Telephone at one of these events.
 

Public Rehearsal:

The Telephone


PAST EVENT: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
4:30-5:30 pm / 7:00-9:00 pm
Vollintine Evergreen Welcome Center

Get a look behind the scenes at the preparation of our featured opera, Menotti's The Telephone!
 

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Public Rehearsal:

The Telephone


PAST EVENT: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm / 6:30-9:00 pm
Vollintine Evergreen Welcome Center

Get a look behind the scenes at the preparation of our featured opera, Menotti's The Telephone!
 

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Public Rehearsal:

The Telephone


PAST EVENT: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2017
2:00-5:00 pm
Vollintine Evergreen Welcome Center

Get a look behind the scenes at the preparation of our featured opera, Menotti's The Telephone!
 

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The Telephone

at Carpenter Art Garden


PAST EVENT: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Performing at 3:30 pm

Performance of our featured opera, The Telephone, followed by a McCleave Project community conversation.

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The Telephone

at Sherwood Elementary School
 

PAST EVENT: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
Performance at 5 pm

Performance of our featured opera, The Telephone, followed by a McCleave Project community conversation.

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The Telephone

at Memphis Slim Collaboratory
 

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Beginning at 7 pm

Performance of our featured opera, The Telephone, followed by a McCleave Project community conversation.

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Metal Museum:

Repair Days

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Performance at 2 pm

Performance of our featured opera, The Telephone, and other operatic favorites!

This performance will NOT include a McCleave Project community conversation.

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la traviata:

WKNO Preview Party & The Telephone

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Subscriber Reception at 6 pm
Broadcast begins at 7 pm

After the preview of La traviata, catch a performance of our 30 Days featured opera, The Telephone!

About the WKNO Preview Party...

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The Telephone

at Vollintine Evergreen Welcome Center


Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
7:00-8:00 pm
Vollintine Evergreen Welcome Center
 

Performance of our featured opera, The Telephone, followed by a McCleave Project community conversation.

 

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