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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre to perform ‘The Ghosts of Gatsby,’ ‘Mansfield Park’ Oct. 17-20

Oct. 14, 2019—Social status, unrequited love, marriage and madness are central themes of two upcoming chamber operas presented by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra.

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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more

Dec. 21, 2018—Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.

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Class of 2018: Samantha Long sings with body and soul

May. 7, 2018—Samantha Long, who is majoring in musical arts (voice) at Blair School of Music, came to Nashville with many interests, not certain if music would be her path. But after doing a bit of searching, she found that singing was still her passion.

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Nothing Really Changes: Mozart’s Figaro as reality TV

Nov. 21, 2017—It would seem that Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, an old chestnut of an 18th-century comic opera, might have very little in common with, say, a present-day reality TV show like Big Brother. Until you speak to Gayle Shay. Shay, the director of Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and associate professor of voice at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of...

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ as reality TV

Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre, Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Department of Cinema and Media Arts present Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro" Nov. 10 and 12 as a reality TV show in Ingram Hall.

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Well Composed: Blair Celebrates Fall with Premieres, Composers and Contemporary Opera

Nov. 20, 2016—The Blair School of Music opened its concert season with numerous premiere performances this fall, including several world premieres of works specifically commissioned for Blair faculty.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Mark Adamo’s ‘Little Women’

Nov. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra present "Little Women" in Ingram Hall Friday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Composer Mark Adamo will give a talk at 7:15 p.m. prior to the Friday show.

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Blair stages fall operas at opposite ends of the scale

Oct. 26, 2015—In the next few weeks, the Blair School of Music will present two operas--Michael Hersch's "On the Threshold of Winter" and Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"--that are diametrically opposed in style, scale and staging.

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A Tale of Two Operas: Blair Stages Fall Operas at Opposite Ends of the Scale

Oct. 23, 2015—This fall the Blair School of Music presents two operas diametrically opposed in style, scale and staging.

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See Opera Theatre’s ‘Mad Men’-style ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ free Nov. 11, 13

Nov. 8, 2011—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre, under direction of Gayle Shay, and Vanderbilt University Orchestra, conducted by Robin Fountain, present Cosi Fan Tutte, fully staged and costumed and sung entirely in English. This production is a ’60s-style spin on Cosi, Mozart’s classic, if provocative, opera of hidden identities, devious men and fickle women. The opera is set against...

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