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, […]

Southern Skies Music Festival, Waynestock and Another Semi-Music Related Bit

In the wake of the cancellation of Rhythm N’ Blooms, Dogwood Arts is producing a new festival that will be curated by The Dirty Guv’nahs. The new festival, promoted as the “inaugural” festival, will be presented May 16th on the World’s Fair Park. Included in the one-day event will be “seven musical acts across two […]

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 […]

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 […]