Knoxville Opera’s H.M.S. Pinafore will feature highly acclaimed vocalists Steven Condy, Donata Cucinotta, and Sean Anderson.
Condy is known for his performances across the nation with many notable companies such as San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Opera and more.
Cucinotta has graced the stages of many opera festivals and performed with companies including Opera New Jersey and New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. She has also been honored as a Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist. Knoxville fell in love with her voice when she appeared with Knoxville Opera as Adele in Die Fledermaus where she was hailed for her “bright and lively comedy” (Knoxville MetroPulse). In fact, the publication went on praise Cucinotta with the headline, “Knoxville’s Most Memorable Classical Music Performance of 2012: A marvelous Donata Cucinotta revealed the flexibility of her character of Adele by doing onstage cartwheels and a split.”
Anderson has performed with New York City Opera, Baz Luhrman’s Bohème on Broadway and was most recently in Knoxville as the narcissistic Sgt. Belcore, demonstrating “…tremendous comic swagger” (Knoxville MetroPulse).
Performances will be held on Friday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the city’s hallmark Tennessee Theatre. Maestro Brian Salesky will host a special opera preview session 45 minutes prior to each performance. A full plot summary, along with cast bios, can be read here. Ticket prices begin at $18 and can be purchased here or by visiting KnoxvilleOpera.com. To speak with a Knoxville Opera representative for more information, call 865-524-0795 x28.