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    Single tickets still available. Performances and dates/times, below.

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

    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 2014-2015 season of…Opera’s Greatest Hits!

    Give three cheers and one cheer more for

    H.M.S. Pinafore ~ Gilbert & Sullivan

    Gilbert & Sullivan
    A boatload of sisters, cousins, and aunts
    A Little Buttercup
    The uproarious Monarch of the Sea!

    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:30pm
    In English

    Feel the heat of the lusty, legendary

    Carmen ~ Bizet

    A sensuous Habanera
    A fiery Flamenco dance
    Spain’s hot-blooded Toreador!

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    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:30pm
    In French with projected English translations

    Behold the fire of the gypsy’s curse, ablaze with

    Il Trovatore ~ Verdi

    A heroic dueling troubadour
    A fatal love triangle
    The gypsies’ celebrated Anvil Chorus!

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    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
    Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:30pm
    In Italian with projected English translations

    Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:00 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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