2019 Rossini Festival Moves from Gay Street, Avoids the Rain and Hits the Right Notes

The forecast was sketchy and we’ve all seen what the havoc of very bad weather descend on Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival in the past. This time, other than a few light showers and sprinkles, the rain held off and the cloud cover kept the temperatures cool for most of the day, giving the festival a […]

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 […]

Win Big Ears Tickets! Opera Ticket Winner Announced!

Let’s just make this Valentines lovely for a few people in Knoxville, shall we? You don’t have to have a boo on this special day, a friend will do. You could even take an enemy and make a new friend. First, the winner of two tickets to Knoxville Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor, itself […]

Knoxville Opera – What’s Opera, Knox? (Plus Free Tickets!)

By Beth Evans, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Knoxville Opera* Perhaps you saw “What’s Opera, Doc?” when you were a child.  Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd took opera and turned it into what was voted by cartoonists to be the number one cartoon ever made.  Did Bugs and friends make fun of opera?  […]

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 […]