Opera Memphis to Explore Control and Desire in Double-Bill Production

On March 12, 2022, Opera Memphis will return to return to Playhouse on the Square for a double-bill production of Donizetti’s “Pygmalion” alongside Robert Paterson and David Cote’s “The Companion.” This pairing of works explores themes of desire, control, and perfection. While “Pygmalion” takes the audience to ancient Greece, “The Companion” visualizes a future where companion robots can be built {…}

Keely Futterer, Sergio F. Mandujano, Arthur Bosarge Join Opera Memphis Handorf Company Artist Program

The Opera Memphis Handorf Company Artist program has announced three new participants for this upcoming season. The artists include Soprano Keely Futterer, tenor Sergio F. Mandujano, and pianist / coach Arthur Bosarge. The three artists will join Opera Memphis for the remainder of the winter and spring season. Both Futterer and Mandujano will appear in “Pygmalion 2.0” and “Così fan {…}

Opera Memphis & Stax Music Academy’s 12-Year-Old Caleb Thompson Contracted at the Metropolitan Opera

(Credit: Ticanda Thompson) 12-year-old, Caleb Thompson will understudy the role of “Char’es Baby” in Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in my Bones” at the Metropolitan Opera during the 2021-22 season. Thompson is a voice student at Stax Academy in Memphis, Tennessee. Here, he has also been a part of an opera class that started after the cancelation of Opera Memphis’s {…}