A Preview of Knoxville Opera’s Production of “Romeo and Juliet”

What better production on a Valentine’s Day weekend than with Knoxville Opera for a work based on the Shakespeare play that features instant love, passionate love, and forbidden love? While the ending might not inspire the most hope for a romantic intertwining, the themes of the holiday are all present and accounted for. Dreams, passions, […]

Madame Butterfly Presented By Knoxville Opera

Knoxville Opera begins its new season in the Tennessee Theatre with a production of Madame Butterfly. First produced in Milan, Italy, in 1904, the opera has gone from being not well received initially to one of the most performed operas of all time. With music by Giacomo Puccini and libretto by  Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, it […]

Knoxville Opera Presents Lucia Di Lammermoor

This weekend (Friday, 7:30 PM, Sunday, 2:30 PM) Knoxville Opera presents Lucia Di Lammermoor at the Tennessee Theatre. It is the second production in their 2018 – 2019 season and features Brian Salesky as Music Director and Conductor, Brian Deedrick as Stage Director and John Horner as Lighting Designer. The intermission at each performance of […]

Can Opera Be Funny? Can It Even Make Fun of Itself? Check Out These Performances!

Knoxville Opera presents a double bill tonight and Sunday at the Tennessee Theatre and the fare is anything but stilted. If you haven’t experienced opera, this would be a good place to start. If you enjoy opera, but think it sometimes takes itself a bit too seriously, this is your night. The Impressario is presented […]

Knoxville Opera Presents Aida This Weekend: A Pictorial Preview

Knoxville Opera concludes their season this weekend on the heels of the Rossini Festival. Verdi’s Aida will be produced Friday night and Sunday afternoon at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium where productions were shifted this season. Seasoned veteran Dean Anthony serves as Stage Director and Brian Salesky conducts and serves as Executive Director. Aida, a staple of opera […]