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Nashville Opera Presents The Magic Flute April 12 & 13 and Nashville Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet April 20 & 21 at TPAC

by Cass Teague
Jasmine Habersham is Princess Pamina in Nashville Opera’s The Magic Flute.

Nashville Opera brings a close to its 23.24 Season – Journey – with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Directed by Nashville Opera CEO & Artistic Director John Hoomes, The Magic Flute will be presented April 12 and 13 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. With sumptuous costumes created by Marie Ann Chiment for the Tennessee Bicentennial in 1996, The Magic Flute is the perfect introductory opera for both children and newcomers alike. The score will be sung in German with spoken dialogue presented in English. As always, English supertitles will be projected above the stage.

Soprano Jasmine Habersham (as Princess Pamina), Tenor Joshua Sanders (as Prince Tamino), Bass-Baritone Jesus Vincente Murillo (as Papageno), Bass Matthew Anchel (as Sarastro), and Soprano Rainelle Krause (as The Queen of the Night) all make their Nashville Opera mainstage debuts in The Magic Flute. The 2024 Mary Ragland Emerging Artists complete their time with the company with The Magic Flute. Soprano Sabreena Cherrington (as the First Lady), Mezzo-Soprano Maria De Conzo (as the Third Lady), Tenor Jordan Costa (as Monostatos), and Baritone Andrew Payne (as the Speaker). The Emerging Artists also make their Nashville Opera debuts with Flute.

The Nashville Opera Orchestra, conducted by Dean Williamson, and the Nashville Opera Chorus, led by Chorusmaster Stephen Carey, round out the production. Tickets are available from the TPAC and Nashville Opera box offices and start at $30. Student tickets are $20 and may be purchased by any student with a valid Student ID directly through Nashville Opera with code MagicStudent20.

Love is in the air this spring, and what better way to celebrate than by experiencing the timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet? “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” – 🌹 Juliet (Act 2, Scene 2) 🌹

Join Nashville Ballet at TPAC in Jackson Hall on April 20th and 21st for a captivating performance that will transport you to the streets of Verona. From the forbidden romance of star-crossed lovers to the unforgettable tragedy that unfolds, this production promises to stir your heart and soul.

Step into the timeless love story that is Romeo & Juliet. Featuring action-packed fight scenes, lush period costumes, and live music by the Nashville Symphony, this full-scale theatrical production whisks audiences to the streets of fair Verona as Bard’s famous tragedy unfolds.

William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers return to the stage in Paul Vasterling’s beloved rendition of Romeo and Juliet. Inspired by one of the world’s most famous love stories, Romeo and Juliet sweeps audiences away in a whirlwind of forbidden passion and swoon-worthy romance. Featuring action-packed fight scenes, lush period costumes, and live music by the Nashville Symphony, this timeless, full-scale theatrical production whisks audiences to the streets of fair Verona as Bard’s famous tragedy unfolds.

Please note artists, performances, and dates are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable.

Don’t wait! Tickets for this audience-favorite go fast and seating is limited! Secure your Romeo and Juliet tickets now and let love blossom this spring! Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.


Jasmine Habersham stars in The Magic Flute as Princess Pamina

American soprano Jasmine Habersham is a versatile and dynamic performing artist whose voice has been hailed as “exquisite” by Broadway World and possessing a “well-controlled, silvery tone had an alluring presence” by Opera Today.

The 2021-2022 season featured many exciting company and role debuts for Ms. Habersham. She returned to Atlanta Opera for her role debut as Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, made her company debut with Opera North (UK) as Gilda in Rigoletto, appeared as The Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, returned to Madison Opera for her role debut Euridice in Orpheus in the Underworld, and joined The Glimmerglass Festival as Mimi in Tenor Overboard and Mary in Holy Ground.

Last season, she returned to Minnesota Opera as Sarah Ruth in Edward Tulane, performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony, debuteds as Sophie in Werther with Houston Grand Opera, brought her celebrated Gilda in Rigoletto to Utah Opera, and made her role debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Madison Opera.

In recent seasons, she has performed in Opera in the Park Online with Madison Opera, performed as a Company Player with The Atlanta Opera as The Girl in Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Micaëla in Threepenny Carmen, made her debut with Seattle Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and sang Nannetta in Falstaff with Berkshire Opera. She has performed as a featured soloist in numerous concert productions including Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Duke Ellington’s Concert of Sacred Music.

Other notable recent engagements include Pip in Moby Dick with Opera San Jose and Utah Opera, Katie Jackson in the world premiere of Joel Puckett’s The Fix with Minnesota Opera, Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Opera on the Go, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte with Cincinnati Opera, Yum-Yum in the The Mikado with Kentucky Opera, Esther in Intimate Apparel with Cincinnati Opera Fusion, and Clara in Porgy and Bess with Utah Festival Opera. She has also performed the roles of Papagena in The Magic Flute and an Apparition in Macbeth at The Glimmerglass Festival.

A finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition, she is well-versed as a crossover artist in opera and musical theatre. She has performed the roles Edith in The Pirates of Penzance with The Atlanta Opera, Susannah in The Musical: Tintypes with Janiec Opera Company, and Pearl in Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera Fusion. She has won numerous awards including 2nd Place in the 2018 Southeast Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Strauss Award in the National Orpheus Competition, the John Alexander Memorial Award from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Young Artist Guild Award from Central City Opera.

Ms. Habersham has participated in several esteemed young artists programs including with The Glimmerglass Festival, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, and the Brevard Music Center. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Shorter College and her Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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