Students and faculty throughout Knoxville experience the magic of Hansel and Gretel from January 14 through February 1!

It’s our favorite time of year here at Knoxville Opera! Today marks the beginning of our In-School Performances which are a part of our extensive Education/Outreach Programs. This is our fifth year performing an opera in schools. The beauty of this outreach program is that the students and faculty will enjoy an abbreviated version of a full-length opera performed in English. (The performance is even staged and costumed!) This year, we are performing Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for 26 schools, libraries, and clubs throughout Knoxville… and beyond. We were so well received last year,that we will once again be performing at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. This Liberal Arts college will enjoy not just one, but TWO performances of Hansel and Gretel on January 22, 2016. (For a complete list of our in-school performances this season, click HERE.) Each performance ends with a “Question and Answers” session where students have an opportunity to interact with the artists. Every student (8,000+ in all) is given a take-home invitation to attend our FREE-ADMISSION Student Dress Rehearsal of Hansel and Gretel on February 24 at 6:30 pm in the Tennessee Theatre.

In addition to the Hansel and Gretel in-school performances, our Education/Outreach Program includes several Opera 101 Performances and our popular African American Voices Series which will also be performed in schools. Our entire calendar of Education/Outreach events can be found HERE.