Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Elmer Gantry (World Premiere) presented by the Nashville Opera

by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein
James K. Polk Theater, TPAC

Friday November 16, 2007, 8:00 PM
Sunday November 18, 2007, 2:00 PM
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 7:00 PM
Jennifer Rivera

James Bobick

Based on the famous book by Sinclair Lewis (and the movie version starring Burt Lancaster), the opera Elmer Gantry brings this vivid American story to the stage, with all of its power intact. As in the recent movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou", this opera utilizes roots gospel music mixed with classical music to etch a vivid portrait of the fictitious Evangelist Elmer Gantry, and his rise to power and fall from grace in early 20th Century rural America. Containing beautiful melodies, blended with graceful humor and searing drama, this is a production unlike any other, and not to be missed. Co-production with Peak Performances @ Montclair State

Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones

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