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    Here’s something new……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. is an opera-loving group that will meet for dinner and drinks prior to performances and sit together during the show. Join us on Facebook for more information.

    The 2015-2016 Season of thrilling, riveting productions!

    Mefistofele ~ Boito

    200 Fabulous Performers…
    Awesome Special Effects…
    The timeless story of Faust who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth and love!

    Maestro Salesky’s onstage opera preview begins 45 minutes prior to each performance.

    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:30pm
    In Italian with projected English translations

    Hansel and Gretel ~ Humperdinck

    A Delicious Gingerbread House…
    A Magical Forest…
    The beloved tale of two children whose goodness and faith triumph over an evil witch!

    Maestro Salesky’s onstage opera preview begins 45 minutes prior to each performance.

    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00pm
    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:30pm
    In English

    Tosca ~ Puccini

    Italy’s Greatest Diva…
    Torture, Murder, Suicide…
    a masterpiece of corruption and intrigue!

    For the first time in history, the audience will experience each act in a different venue in on amazing day!

    Performed at Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville Convention Exhibition Center, and the World’s Fair Park Amphitheatre.
    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    Performed in Italian

    Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Downtown Knoxville

    Knoxville Opera is supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission whose funds are mostly provided by the public’s purchase of specialty license plates. Make an investment in a better quality of life in the State of Tennessee by purchasing a specialty plate.

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    Knoxville Opera’s mission is to provide the residents of East Tennessee with high quality, locally produced opera and to contribute to the future of the operatic art form by educating the community about opera and its role in our culture.  Knoxville Opera, founded in 1978, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization presenting productions made possible, in part, by generous funding from our patrons, 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 and the Cole Foundation.

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