Michael Nyman


Friday, November 8, 2013  •  8 PM

Saturday, November 9, 2013  •  8 PM

Sunday, November 10, 2013  •  2 PM

THE NOAH LIFF OPERA CENTER

Co-sponsored by Judy & Joe Barker, Jessica & Zach Liff


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The mysterious workings of the human brain are as deep and vast as the ocean.  And sometimes, the functioning of the mind can have just as much to say about the condition of the heart.  Composed in 1986 by Michael Nyman (composer of the award-winning score to the Oscar-winning movie "The Piano") and adapted from Dr. Oliver Sacks’ best selling book of the same name, this chamber opera is a sometimes comedic yet extremely poignant story of a man coping with personal adversity by using the power of music to organize and heal his shattered world.


Sung in English.


Join us for a TALKBACK after the show!  Director John Hoomes, Maestro Dean Williamson and the entire cast and crew will stay for an informal question-and-answer session after this fascinating piece.

  

THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT

PRE-SHOW PREVIEW TALKS

Opera Insights: one hour before

curtain at every performance.

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS

Nashville Opera always projects

translations above the stage.