Where: TPAC's Polk Theater
When: Jan. 25, 27 & 29
Even non-opera buffs will recognize the music of Gioacchino Rossini, whose most familiar tunes, including well-referenced works such as “The Barber of Seville” and “The William Tell Overture,” have made their way into the popular consciousness via repurposing in movies, commercials and television. Without a doubt, Rossini was a master of his compositional tools, and his penchant for the kind of lively rhythms and sprightly melodies that might inspire a Bugs Bunny cartoon are in evidence in this lesser-known adaptation of the Cinderella story.
Expect comedy blended adroitly with pathos in the family-friendly Nashville Opera production under the direction of John Hoomes. The show’s stars, mezzo-soprano Leah Wool and tenor Javier Abreu, are each making their Music City debut. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra provides the accompaniment. Tickets range from $21.50 to $97.50.