Odd fact, I was a vocal performance major in college. I loved it. I would be in studios and rehearsing until the wee hours of morning. I loved and still love the whole creative process and appreciate the craft that goes into live theater and music.
I have a coworker who is in the chorus of Nashville Opera's opening season show of Turandot and last night I was able to see the final dress of the show. And it was AMAZING. Think epic sets, costumes, everything you think an Opera should be.
Turandot is Puccini's final opera and has one of the most famous pieces "Nessun Dorma" in the final act. You can learn about tickets, the synopsis and more from the Nashville Opera .
Tips for seeing an Opera:
- Read the synopsis before, I think it leads to an easier time to enjoy the show if you aren't focusing on the subtitles
- Bring your glasses! See above, subtitles are helpful, but again, if you are familiar with the show before you can also focus more on the acting and enjoying the music
- Don't obsess over what you wear, but be aware that others will be dressed to impress
- Check out the artists bios - it's fun to see where they come from and what they do. Many are on social media and may be visiting your area for the first time. Engage and let them know what you think of the show.
- Turn your phone OFF, it's okay, really, do those fun phone things during intermissions. But turn it off.
And because I love this piece, here is Pavarotti's "Nessun Dorma" at the Olympics. I love how this piece makes me feel.