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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Nashville Opera
Elmer Gantry - World Premiere
Robert Aldridge
Herschel Garfien
John Hoomes Director
William Boggs Conductor
Amy Tate Williams Chorus Master
Robert Wierzel Lighting Designer
Takeshi Kata Scenic Designer
Opening Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
James K. Polk Theatre
November 16,18,20
Cast Information:
Eddie Fislinger Frank Kelley
Elmer Gantry Keith Phares
Frank Shallard Vale Rideout
Lulu Baines Malinda Haslett
Mrs. Baines Olivia C. Ward
Reverend Baines Brian Banion
Sharon Falconer Jennifer Rivera
T.J. Rigg Kristopher Irmiter
Company Information
Nashville Opera
Address:  The Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon Street Nashville TN 37209 United States
Web site:
Phone:  615-832-5242
Fax:  615-297-6337

Mission Statement/Description:
"Nashville Opera's Mission is to make a difference by creating legendary productions and programs, and providing exceptional service.  Nashville Opera ignites imagination!
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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.