Heavenly Opera

A Concert of Opera Prayers and Scenes at Religious Settings

Knoxville Opera Presents a Spectacular Free Admission Concert
Sunday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Knoxville
510 West Main Street, Downtown

Featuring the fabulous principal artists of our Tosca production Kerri Marcinko, soprano; Jonathan Burton, tenor; and Scott Bearden, baritone along with mezzo soprano Sarah Fitch, accompanied by Maestro Brian Salesky.

The gala concert includes selections from Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, Il Trovatore, The Siege of Corinth, Otello, La Forza del Destino, Don Carlo, Suor Angelica, La Gioconda, Le Cid, Faust, and Joan of Arc by Mascagni, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Ponchielli, Massenet, and Gounod.

Knoxville Opera’s
2015-2016 Season

Learn more about our 2015-2016 season of thrilling, riveting opera productions. We begin the season with Boito’s Mefistofele, a production featuring more than 200 performers, amazing special effects, and the timeless story of Faust selling his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth and love. In February, we will be featuring Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, the beloved tale of two children, whose goodness and faith triumph over an evil witch, set against the backdrop of a magical forest and a delicious gingerbread house. Finally, we will be closing out the season with Puccini’s timeless classic, Tosca, in this incredibly groundbreaking performance, breaking all the rules of conventional opera production. For the first time in history, the artists, orchestra, and audience will travel among three venues in order to simulate the characters’ experiences.

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Rossini Festival

top knox winner

Voted Best Festival
April 23, 2016
Historic Downtown Knoxville

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Support Knoxville Opera

Knoxville Opera’s mission is to contribute to the future of the operatic art form by providing high quality and locally sourced operas. To encourage and strengthen the performing arts in East Tennessee, our mission also includes educating the community about opera and its role in our culture. Knoxville Opera, founded in 1978, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our productions are made possible, in part, by generous funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Knoxville, the Arts and Culture Alliance of Knoxville, the Arts & Heritage Fund, the Arts Fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and the Cole Foundation.

If you would like to attend one of our performances but don’t have anyone to attend with, join our Facebook group, Sempre Opera Society! (S.O.S.), to be a part of an opera-loving group that meets for dinner and drinks before performances and sits together during the show. Join us on Facebook for more information.

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that they will remain in a heart

for a lifetime.


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