Nashville Opera to Revive ‘The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat’

By David Salazar

Nashville Opera is set to present Michael Nyman’s “The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.”

The opera, which is based on Oliver Sack’s neurology case studies, explores “not only a diagnosis of visual agnosia for a former opera singer and teacher, but what becomes of a marriage when one partner becomes the parent and caretaker.”

The opera is directed by John Hoomes and conducted by Dean Williamson. Matthew Treviño, Caroline Worra, and Tyler Nelson star.

“Nashville Opera prides itself on presenting not just the classics of opera, but also works that are sometimes seen as less mainstream,” said Nashville Opera CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes in an official press release. “I feel these are important pieces, and if it weren’t for Nashville Opera producing them, they may never be seen in Nashville, and certainly not experienced by our audiences.”

“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” will be presented Nov. 10-12, 2023.