Nashville Opera to Present World Premiere of Marcus Hummon’s ‘FAVORITE SON’

By Logan Martell

On January 21, 2022, Nashville Opera will present the world premiere of Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon’s “FAVORITE SON.”

The opera is inspired by Hummon’s song of the same name, with director John Hoomes helping to adapt the work for the stage. The cast will feature soprano Emma Grimsley, who led the North American touring company of “The Phantom of the Opera” as Christine, as well as Grammy-nominated artist Darrell Scott, tenor and minor league baseball player John Riesen, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, and an ensemble of musical theatre students from Belmont University.

The work is an introspective journey through one man’s memories as he explores the essence of his truth, drawing from the composer’s own life, and follows Hummon’s prior collaboration with NO for his work “SURRENDER ROAD.”

“FAVORITE SON” will run until January 23, 2022, and will be held at the Noah Liff Opera Center in Nashville, Tennessee.