Ned Canty 
Member since Aug 16, 2011

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Re: “Empathy and The Falling and the Rising.

Though I admit to being biased about this piece, I will say that Jerre has gotten to the heart of what it means to serve. I don't say this as myself, but after listening to the twenty four veterans and active duty military men and women who make up the chorus of the opera. I have heard them laugh and I have seen them with tears in their eyes at what Jerre wrote and Zach Redler composed. They are not afraid to tell me when a salute is off or a beret crooked, but nor have they been shy in letting me know how much the piece hits home. I don't think I have ever been prouder to be associated with a production in over two decades in the field.

Also, wanted to make sure that readers know that there are free tickets for military families for all performances. Just visit the show page on our website for more info.

-Ned Canty, General Director, Opera Memphis

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Posted by Ned Canty on 04/04/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “September Brings Cool Outdoor Music Galore

And #30DaysofOpera will be singing free shows all month, including at 4 of the events you have listed here. More info at

Posted by Ned Canty on 09/07/2018 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Too Bad You'll Miss Opera Memphis’ “Hansel & Gretel.”

Thanks for the great article! I wanted to note that we have a few pairs of tickets that were returned by subscribers this morning, and their loss is anyone's gain!

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Posted by Ned Canty on 01/16/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Ostrander Winners, 2013-14

Congrats to all involved! Sorry I couldn't be at the ceremony this year.

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Posted by Ned Canty on 08/25/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Rhodes hosts a global Shakespeare symposium, screens a Kung Fu Hamlet

This is what I suggested singing, but apparently there were concerns about "academic reputation",etc.

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Posted by Ned Canty on 10/03/2012 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Into The Woods

Great article. Though I should point out that if I have any say in it, outdoor operettas in Overton Park may once again be the rage.…

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Posted by Ned Canty on 09/16/2012 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Yeah Baby! Die Fledermaus is a spectacularly silly, beautifully sung tribute to swinging Vienna

Yep--that was Falstaff. We hoped giving him a tankard rather than a champagne glass would help ID him. In terms of some of them maybe having more than one right answer, we promise to have an open mind. (For instance, the three lads dressed as ladies were meant to be The Three Little Maids from Mikado, but we are also accepting Ugly Stepsisters.) After all, the more right entries we get, the more tickets we get to give away to Memphis schoolkids. Oh, and the gals in bathrobes were just there for that one scene. They are actually two other characters when fully dressed.

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Posted by Ned Canty on 01/23/2012 at 4:17 PM

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