Opera Memphis Announces Major Changes for Upcoming 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

Opera Memphis has announced a major change for its 2022-23 season.

Starting during the next season, the company will be moving closer to the city of Memphis’ urban core with performances taking place at the Scheidt Family Music Center at the University of Memphis.

The company is also selling offices next to the Memphis / Germantown border, namely the Clark Opera Memphis Center.

“The Clark Opera Memphis Center has been an amazing home for almost two decades,” said Ned Canty, Opera Memphis’ general director, in an official press statement. “It helped us to grow from 10 or 12 performance days a year to well over 50, but it was designed to meet the needs of who we were 20 years ago.“

The company will now turn to offices in Overton Square as a temporary locale as it looks to unveil its plans about the future headquarters.

The company is also in the midst of finalizing its 2022-23 season plans which include a production of “Tosca,” a concert with soprano Renée Fleming, a production of “The Falling and the Rising,” and a “Christmas Fiesta” collaboration with Cazateatro and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens during the holiday season. The company will also bring back its “30 Days of Opera” series.