Opera on Wheels Comes to the Parthenon
On Sunday, October 17th, Nashville Opera presented “Opera in the Park” as part of its Nashville Opera on Wheels series. It was a recital of chestnuts from local artists performed on the sunny lawn aside the Parthenon. Highlights included Emily Apuzzo Hopkins and Clemintina Moreira’s silky “Barcarolle” from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann, Tamica Nicole’s nostalgic rendition of Puccini’s famous “O mio babbino caro” and the “Toreador Song” performed happily by the entire ensemble with Jeffrey Williams as the bullfighter from Bizet’s Carmen. All numbers were accompanied eloquently by the wonderful Amy Tate Williams. A very nice afternoon activity, it makes one impatient for the wonderful upcoming season from Nashville opera, which begins in January with a premier of Marcus Hummon’s Favorite Son!