NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – The Nashville Opera House now has its own merry-go-round.
“Opera On Wheels” is the program centered around a moving stage that brings performance to people.
“What we have here is a small rolling jewelry box with a stage,” said John Hoomes, CEO of the Nashville Opera House. “We pull up in parking lots or at street corners, the hydraulics are happening, everything opens up like a big flower. All I can say is it’s pretty cool and I’m glad we let’s have it. “
A performance at Abe’s Garden Community on Wednesday included opera, Broadway and other big hits.
“I love the artists and the music and the nine meters,” said Lorraine Coyle, a resident.
Abe’s Garden Community residents believe the new mobile stage, built by AeroBuild in East Nashville, will be a success.
“I thought it was wonderful. We enjoyed it very much,” said Judy Simmons, who watched from her balcony.
Performance will vary depending on the environment.
“It’s a certain thing to be able to play in a setting like this, unlike a stage in a controlled environment, because here you sing and sometimes there are chainsaws and sometimes there are helicopters,” Hoomes said.
Opera On Wheels is planning several public performances for the spring. Those interested in seeing a show can subscribe to a newsletter.