Memphis är den största staden i delstaten Tennessee, USA, och administrativ huvudort i Shelby County.
The city had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States.
The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2010 population of 1,316,100. This makes the city the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville.
Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee’s major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as “Memphis & the Mid-South”.
Opera Memphis is 100% opera and 100% Memphis. Since 1956, we have produced world-class opera for the people of Memphis and the Mid-South. During that time, we built relationships with many wonderful local individuals, businesses, and institutions, who are now working with us to envision the brightest possible future. To us, that means strengthening our deep ties in the Memphis community, continuing to produce world-class opera featuring top-name artists, investing in new works, and increasing our civic impact. We never forget that our success is connected to our city’s success, and our city’s success is all about you.
is to entertain and inspire the people of Memphis and the Mid-South through the art of opera.
is to to be a nationally recognized model of artistic integrity, musical excellence, and community involvement.
are fourfold: Respect the Music. Respect the Story. Respect the Artists. Respect the Audience.