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Favorite Son

Presented by Nashville Opera at The Noah Liff Opera Center, Nashville TN

Jan 21 - 23 2022
Favorite Son

The Ann & Frank Bumstead 2022 Season

The world premiere of folk opera Favorite Son marks Nashville Opera’s second collaboration with GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville songwriter Marcus Hummon.

Along with Top 40 singles for Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, and Alabama, Hummon has three #1 country hits to date: “Cowboy Take Me Away” by the Chicks, “Born to Fly” by Sara Evans, and the Rascal Flatts version of “Bless the Broken Road,” which won the GRAMMY for Best Country Song in 2006. Drawing from experiences in the composer’s own life, the poignant Favorite Son journeys through one man’s memories to find the essence of truth. Cast members include singer, songwriter, session musician, and four-time Grammy-nominated artist Darrell Scott; popular crossover tenor and minor-league baseball player John Riesen; Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, seen in last fall’s world premiere opera film One Vote Won; and Emma Grimsley, who led the North American touring company of The Phantom of the Opera as Christine through its closing in February 2020.

  • Music and libretto by Marcus Hummon
  • Directed by John Hoomes
  • Sung in English with projected English lyrics

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  • Jan 21, 2022 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 22, 2022 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 23, 2022 at 03:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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The Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN 37209
(Neighborhood: Sylvan Park)

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