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Nashville Opera Announces 2022-2023 Season

The Nashville Opera is gearing up for the new season with a series of great Operas. See the full season schedule below. Location and ticket details can be found at the bottom of the page

La Boheme

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:30 pm

The Nashville Opera will open up their season with a cornerstone of Italian opera, La Boheme. This will also be the Nashville Opera debut for soprano Michelle Johnson, Flora Hawk, and Hidenori Inoue. In this opera composed by Italian opera great Giacomo Puccini, a group of poor artists (Bohemians) navigate their way through friendship, love, heartbreak, and sickness. For a more in-depth background on La Boheme, read our La Boheme Opera Guide


  • Directed by John Hoomes
  • Zach Borichevsky – Rodolfo
  • Michelle Johnson – Mimi
  • Flora Hawk – Musetta
  • Hidenori Inoue – Colline

The Medium

Friday, October 28, 2022, 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 3:00pm

The second opera that will be performed at the Nashville Opera for the 2022 season is The Medium, a relatively short opera written and composed by Gian Carlo Menotti. The medium follows an interaction with the paranormal, and ends in a chaotic murder. The performance will feature the Nashville Opera debut for Alissa Anderson, Dee Donosco, and Ryan Bede.


  • Directed by John Hoomes
  • Alissa Anderson – Madame Flora
  • Helen Zhibing Huang – Monica
  • Dee Donasco – Mrs. Gobineau
  • Ryan Bede – Mrs. Gobineau
  • Kaylee Nichols – Mrs. Nolan

Stuck Elevator

Friday, January 20, 2023, 8:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 22, 2023, 3:00pm

Stuck Elevator will be the first opera performed at the Nashville Opera in 2023. Stuck Elevator, written by Byron Au Yong will celebrate its 10th year debut anniversary. Based on a true story, Stuck Elevator follows a Chinese immigrant living in New York City who’s lived through tough times. On his way to deliver Chinese food, he gets stuck in an elevator for 81 hours and brings the audience through comical, thought-provoking, and touching scenes. Julius Ahn will make his Nashville Opera mainstage debut as the main role, Guang.


  • Directed by John Hoomes
  • Julius Ahn – Guang

The Pirates of Penzance

Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023, 3:00pm

The final opera that will be performed in the 2022-23 season is Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert’s Pirates of Penzance. It follows the comical story of a pirate gang off the coast of Cornwall.


  • Directed by John Hoomes
  • Leroy Davis – The Pirate King
  • Curt Olds – Major-General Stanley
  • Emily Pulley – Ruth

La Boheme will be held at Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center

The Medium and Stuck Elevator will be held at The Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St, Nashville, TN 37209.

The Pirates of Penzance will be held at the James K Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243

Tickets will go on sale on August 15th, and can be bought on the Nashville Operas official website.