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Knoxville Opera director, conductor speaks to AAUW on Monday Oak Ridge Today – Brian Salesky, executive director and conductor of the Knoxville Opera, will be the featured speaker at an AAUW meeting on Monday. The luncheon …

Knoxville Opera on WVLT (CBS) – Knoxville, TN 01/15/2014 18:06:18 WVLT Local 8 News (News)
his words, fall to the ground after being shot. the sights and sounds of the knoxville opera filled the auditorum of one local school this afternoon. fountain city elementary …

Knoxville Opera on WVLT (CBS) – Knoxville, TN 01/15/2014 16:30:43 WVLT Local 8 News First @ 4 (News)
valentine’s day is less than a month away and to celebrate the day of love the knoxville opera is set to perform performbut before they take the stage they’re taking it to the schoolsnew at four local 8 …

Knoxville Opera on WBIR (NBC) – Knoxville, TN 01/14/2014 16:50:26 Live at Five at Four (News)
together.they of course live happily ever after. the knoxville opera also dropped by south doyle middle school and vestal south doyle middle also dropped by the knoxville opera …

Five Things to Know Today: General Assembly back in session Knoxville News Sentinel
Opera in schools: The Knoxville Opera brings its upcoming production of Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” to several Knox County Schools today for free …

Knoxville Opera performs for over 8000 students and faculty in 19 … Knoxville daily sun
KNOXVILLE — Following the overwhelming success of its previous two seasons’ in-school performances, Knoxville Opera again brings a staged …

The Best Classical Music Performances of 2013 Knoxville Metro Pulse
Without hesitation, this year’s pick goes to tenor Evan Bowers for the title role in Knoxville Opera’s October production of Offenbach’s The Tales of …

Rossini Festival to remain on Gay Street Knoxville News Sentinel
The thousands of people who attend the annual Rossini Festival on Gay Street will continue to enjoy the festivities on Gay Street, despite a new Knoxville policy that will prevent other events from “protracted closures” of the street. Designated a “legacy festival …

Knoxville’s Rossini Festival to remain on Gay Street WATE-TV
Hosted by the Knoxville Opera, the free annual festival and international street fair has been held on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville for the past 12 years.

Rossini Fest Will Stay on Gay Street in 2014 Knoxville Metro Pulse
Back in May, just a couple of weeks after Knoxville Opera’s rain-soaked Rossini … Knoxville Opera never officially commented on the announced move; officials …

Knoxville Opera on WBIR (NBC) – Knoxville, TN 11/20/2013 18:02:40
10 News (News)… run again. a popular spring festival in downtown knoxville will stay on gay street after all.opera natstoday knoxville mayor madeline rogero and knoxville opera leaders announced the …

Knoxville Opera Conquers the Theatrical Intricacies of ‘The Tales of … Knoxville Metro Pulse
It had been 21 years, I was told, since Knoxville Opera last staged Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann (“The Tales of Hoffmann”). Knoxville audiences were …

5 things to know today Knoxville News Sentinel
Opera event: The Knoxville Opera presents “Tales of Hoffmann” at 2 p.m. today at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Tickets range from $10-$95. More info …

Knoxville Opera Updates Offenbach’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ to 1920s … Knoxville Metro Pulse
Like many successful composers of operettas and light-hearted fare, the German-born Parisian Jacques Offenbach yearned for a different reputation—that of a …

Knoxville Opera’s ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ Knoxville Metro Pulse (blog)
In the wide world of opera storylines, Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann truly has one of the more compelling ones. The opera is based on a play by …
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Knoxville Opera gets $750K grant – WKRN, Nashville News
Knoxville Opera has received a $750000 grant from the Aslan Foundation that will help it create a new artist-in-residence program.
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The local Aslan Foundation has gifted $750,000 to Knoxville Opera
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The donation will support three initiatives of the nonprofit opera company.

Knoxville Opera gets $750K grant Knoxville News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville Opera has received a $750,000 grant from the Aslan Foundation that will help it create a new artist-in-residence program.

Knoxville Opera gets its largest grant, $750K WDEF News 12
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Knoxville Opera has received a $750,000 grant from the Aslan Foundation to support three initiatives over the next five years.

Knoxville Opera gets its largest grant, $750K from Aslan Foundation Daily Journal
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Knoxville Opera has received a $750,000 grant from the Aslan Foundation to support three initiatives over the next five years.

Knoxville Opera season opens October 25th Knoxville daily sun
Knoxville Opera is a wonderful cultural resource that not only enriches our city, but the entire region. Thank you for your support of Knoxville Opera! – Governor 

Knoxville Opera Opens Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN Broadway World
Knoxville Opera will open its 36th Season with a stunning production of Offenbach’s popular The Tales of Hoffmann, on October 25th and 27th, at the 

Do Knoxville: Penny Performance! Opera! Pet Fest! Pumpkins! Knoxville.com
Knoxville Opera Goes to Church-A Celebration of Talent”: 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Opera, spirituals and gospel performed by Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir and 

Philanthropies, Sept. 29 Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Opera is searching for storage space with high ceilings. Anyone able to donate a space for an extended period of time may call: 865-524-0795.

Gospel And Opera Unite
Greeneville Sun
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – What do you get when you combine the glorious sounds of gospel and the magnificence of opera? The fifth annual concert, sponsored by Home

Gospel and Opera to unify our community
Knoxville daily sun
KNOXVILLE — What do you get when you combine the glorious sounds of gospel and the magnificence of opera? Multiple standing ovations by a large crowd who

Knoxville Opera in a Bind for Storage Space
Knoxville Metro Pulse
By Alan Sherrod On the verge of losing their storage space for sets, Knoxville Opera is now in a bind. Can you help? Knoxville, TN: Knoxville Opera is

Knoxville Opera seeking storage for sets
Knoxville News Sentinel
By News Sentinel staff Current storage space for Knoxville Opera’s sets will need to be vacated by Oct. 15. The opera company is looking for donated space

Knoxville Opera in desperate need of storage space
WATE-TV
The current warehouse is located on Harriet Tubman Street. Knoxville Opera members found out Wednesday that this 5000 square feet space had been sold,

Philanthropy report, Sept. 1
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Knoxville Opera Guild’s membership party is Sept. 12. Other events include the Opera Ball on Nov. 2, a Valentine’s martini party and an annual croquet

Life and Arts Announcements, Aug. 18
Knoxville News Sentinel
Penny4Arts: Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville program for Knox County Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra,

Concertwire | Knoxville Opera presents The Tales of Hoffmann
Main Calendar Knoxville Opera presents The Tales of Hoffmann All Knoxville Tickets Locations and by phone at 8656564444. 604 South Gay Knoxville TN
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Life and Arts Announcements, July 21
Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Opera Chorus: Auditions for paid tenors, 4-6 pm Monday-Tuesday, July 22-23, 612 Depot Ave. Prepare two pieces in Italian and/or French and bring

CELEBRATEKNOXVILLE.COM: Knoxville Opera schedules auditions
Auditions for paid Knoxville Opera Chorus positions for TENORS for the 2013- 2014 season will be held July 19, 22, 23, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. each day at …
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Knoxville Opera Looking for Tenors!
Knoxville Metro Pulse
By Alan Sherrod Knoxville Opera is holding chorus auditions for tenors for its 2013-14 season. These are paid positions. The auditions will be held on July …

Knoxville Opera | knoxvillepridefest.org
O nce again, Knoxville Opera will provide an unparalleled entertainment experience at Knoxville Pridefest. This year, join Knoxville Opera as they feature …
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Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann | Knoxville Opera
OperaAfterHours Series • Strauss’s Die Fledermaus • Knoxville Opera Goes to …
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Gay Lyons: Birthday boy takes home wine cellar in Breakthrough event
Knoxville News Sentinel
The ninth annual Knoxville Croquet Tournament to benefit the Knoxville Opera was held recently on the lawns of UT Visitors Center. In addition to croquet, …

Knoxville Opera to Hold Chorus Auditions – Knoxville Metro Pulse
By Alan Sherrod Knoxville Opera has announced chorus auditions for its 2013-14 season on Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31. There are openings in all voice …

Knoxville’s Resurgent Classical Music Scene- Knoxville Metro Pulse
No, they would have been told, it’s the dress rehearsal for Knoxville Opera’s production of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. While dress rehearsals for Knoxville …

Moving the Rossini Festival to Henley Raises Questions About Gay – Knoxville Metro Pulse
Knoxville Opera itself has made no statement about moving the festival’s future siting. Sources there decline to confirm or deny anything about a …

Knoxville Opera’s Cinderella filled with fun – Knoxville News Sentinel
By Harold Duckett But at Knoxville Opera’s production of Cinderella, an English version of Gioachino Rossini’s 1817 Italian opera La Cenerentola, …

Rain dampens Rossini Festival- Knoxville.com
By Mal Alder Participants walk with umbrellas as rain soaks Gay Street during the Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival downtown Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Rain doesn’t dampen 12th Annual Rossini Festival- WBIR-TV
Organized by Knoxville Opera, the Rossini Festival includes more than 190 booths showcasing art, dance, food, and opera. A steady amount of rain came down …

Despite the rain, Rossini Festival delivers a gift- Johnson City Press
“The entire event is a gift to the city, it’s a celebration of the performing arts,” said Michael Torano, marketing director for Knoxville Opera.

Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival downtown: Knoxville Photo …
Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival downtown. Previous; 1 of 10; Next. Tammy Mayes with The Purple Leaf from Powell hangs a tarp on the side of her. Photo by …

Knoxville Opera gears up for the Rossini Festival- WATE-TV
One of Knoxville’s most popular festivals kicks off this weekend. The Rossini Festival, sponsored by Knoxville Opera, …

Rossini Festival boasts opera, music, food, 800 entertainers- Knoxville News Sentinel
By News Sentinel staff Get a taste of opera. Not to mention a whole lot of food, music, dancing and fun. The Knoxville Opera invites area residents to head …

Playtime: Street fun, bike checks and storybook characters- Knoxville News Sentinel
The last weekend of April brings the Knoxville Opera’s 12th annual Rossini Festival and International Street Fair to downtown Knoxville.

Knoxville Opera to showcase Cinderella at the Tennessee Theatre- Tennessee Journalist
The Knoxville Opera will perform Friday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm Tickets are $13 for children or with a student ID and $18 for adults.

Glass Slipper: A Q&A With the Stars of Knoxville Opera’s Cinderella- Knoxville Metro Pulse
The work of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini returns to the Knoxville Opera’s 2013 Rossini Festival with a production of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) featuring mezzo-soprano Leah Wool as Cinderella and tenor Michael Dailey as the Prince. Dailey, a …

Rossini Fest — complete with a Princess Parade — set for April 27- Knoxville News Sentinel
The Knoxville Opera’s 12th annual Rossini Festival and International Street Fair on April 27 expands its footprint and its entertainment.

Knoxville Opera’s Cinderella is slipper-less tale- Knoxville News Sentinel
Don’t expect a fairy tale version of Cinderella when Knoxville Opera takes on Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola, written in 1816 when Rossini was only 25, dashing it off in a mere three weeks. Such is the brashness of youth. Rossini isn’t the kind …

Q&A: Dallas Norton, Lead Princess of the Knoxville Opera’s …- Knoxville Metro Pulse
Tickets to the Parade and Tea Party are $40. (Knoxville Opera is a non-profit.) For more information:

Rossini’s Princess Parade and Tea Party set for April 27- Knoxville News Sentinel
The 12th annual Rossini Festival this year is offering a Princess Parade and Tea Party for children themed around Knoxville Opera’s “Cinderella” performance …

Videos: Knoxville Opera performs “Cinderella” at Chilhowee …
Knoxville Opera performs ‘Cinderella’ at the Chilhowee Intermediate School. – Video taken in or around Knoxville, Tennessee.

Opera performs short musical portrait of Cinderella at Knox schools- Knoxville News Sentinel
The eventually happy couple visits 23 schools in the Knoxville Opera’s tour that began in February and ends March 8. Singers Jennifer D’Agostino and Logan …

Cinderella in April includes children events- Knoxville News Sentinel
By News Sentinel staff The Knoxville Opera presents the story of Cinderella to area schools in its education and outreach program. The opera’s 6:30 pm …

Knoxville Opera performs Cinderella - Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Opera performs Cinderella at Chilhowee Intermediate School. Published March 4, 2013. Knoxville Opera performs Cinderella at the Chilhowee …

Schools briefs Feb. 27- Knoxville News Sentinel
The Knoxville Opera will produce an in-school opera to Knox County public schools through … This project is a part of Knoxville Opera’s annual $150,000 …

Opera’s Cinderella comes to Knox schools- Knoxville News Sentinel
Following the success of 2012’s in-school performances of Romeo and Juliette, the Knoxville Opera will again produce an in-school opera, …

Knox County schools enjoy Knoxville Opera
Following the overwhelming success of last season’s in-school performances of Romeo & Juliette, Knoxville Opera will again produce an in-school opera in …

Knoxville Opera to perform Cinderella in 23 schools for over 11,000 …
Knoxville Opera will be visiting the following schools between February 19 and March 8: West Hills Elementary, Sterchi Elementary, Northwest Middle (also …

Gay Lyons: Knoxville Opera rustles up funds with Wild West party- Knoxville News Sentinel
There was no time for just sittin’ a spell at Boots and Bustiers, a first-time Western-themed party and fundraiser for Knoxville Opera, …

Veteran Singer and HBO Regular Anthony Laciura Directs The Girl of the Golden West- MetroPulse
Veteran Singer and HBO Regular Anthony Laciura Directs Knoxville Opera’s La fanciulla del West. By Alan Sherrod; Posted February 6, 2013 at …

Knoxville Opera production features horses on the stage!
It has been more than 70 years since cowboy entertainer Tom Mix and his horse took center stage at the Tennessee Theatre. After this prolonged absence, …

YourNews: The Knoxville Opera visits area high schools- Knoxville News Sentinel
The Knoxville Opera performs The Girl of the Golden West Feb. 8 & 10 in the Tennessee Theatre. Knoxville Opera Executive Director and Conductor Brian …

Two UT-ers To Compete in Met Opera Regional Contest- Knoxville Metro Pulse
For Knoxville Opera, Serr has sung Giovanna in Rigoletto and Kate in The Pirates of Penzance. Brimer, a soprano, is currently a second-year graduate student …

Gay Lyons: Opera Ball transports attendees to ‘Golden’ age of the ’40s- Knoxville News Sentinel
By Gay Lyons Karen and Brooks Clark pose in the supper club at Knoxville Opera Guild’s “A Golden Affair.” Sheila Hill, Emily Hill and Laura Davis, …

Life and Arts Announcements, Jan. 13- Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Opera/Oak Ridge Community Concert: 3 pm today, Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Free.

Philanthropies, Jan. 13, 2013- Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Opera’s “Boots and Bustiers” Western party is 7-11 pm Saturday, Feb. 2, in Hunter Valley Farm’s heated barn. Enjoy poker, bourbon tasting and …

The Most Memorable Classical Music Performances of 2012- Knoxville Metro Pulse
My choice this year goes not to a leading soprano or tenor, but to baritone Scott Bearden in the role of Iago in Knoxville Opera’s Otello.

Knoxville Opera Presents Die Fledermaus | Stuck Inside of Knoxville
As our first experience with opera, this one was a very good one. We had a great time and herein is an account of the evening.

Knoxville Opera’s Die Fledermaus Emphasizes Comedy Over Music- Knoxville Metro Pulse
In that way, Knoxville Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus last weekend was no different than many others. The surprise (but no surprise) party guests …

Review: Supporting cast stars of Die Fledermaus- Knoxville News Sentinel
Soprano Julia Lima plays the role of Rosalinde and tenor Sean Alexander is her husband Eisenstein in Knoxville Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus. If the best reason to throw an operetta like Knoxville Opera’s current production of Johann Strauss …

Knoxville Opera This Week: Die Fledermaus- Knoxville Metro Pulse (blog)
Knoxville Opera officially opens its season this weekend with the pinnacle work of the Viennese operetta, Johann Strauss Jr’s Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) at the Tennessee Theatre. Although one might think that the stage work is somehow linked to …

Sexy soprano: Russian performer brings nightclub allure to opera role- Knoxville News Sentinel
Doing an Internet search to prepare for an interview with soprano Julia Lima, who will star as Rosalinde in Knoxville Opera’s production of Johann Strauss II’s operata Die Fledermaus, the first impression is that this Russian beauty is drop-dead …

Home Federal Bank presents ‘Knoxville Opera Goes to Church …
Locally owned Home Federal Bank on Sunday continued its tradition of community support as …

Maestro Salesky – Opera auditions in New York and still have time for Carnegie Deli
Knoxville Opera Maestro Brian Salesky made a stop at Carnegie Deli while in New York for a week of auditions. With Salesky, right, at the deli are, from left, Anthony Laciura, Donata Cucinotta, Dixie Roberts, Brian Joyce, Leah Wool and Julia Lima.

Knoxville’s Resurgent Classical Music Scene- Knoxville Metro Pulse
No, they would have been told, it’s the dress rehearsal for Knoxville Opera’s production of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. While dress rehearsals for Knoxville …

2011-2012 Season
Knoxville Opera to perform free concert in Rogersville
Free concerts at the Blount County Public Library
The Opera Itch?

Rossini Festival
Rossini celebrates 10 years of food, fun, and opera.
Rossini Festival brings international flair to downtown.
Knoxville Festivals:An easy destination from Cincinatti
Knoxville Opera and Ut Opera Theatre Live up to Rossini Fest Expectations
Rossini Festival back for another year
Knoxville Opera, Pilot and WBIR present the 2010 Rossini Festival
A Taste of Italy in Downtown Knoxville
Dogwood Parade, Rossini Make for Festive Weekend
Organizers Going Green for Rossini Street Fair
Rossini Festival brings Italy to Knoxville
Knoxville Opera Presents Rossini as Vaudeville
Festival Brings Opera to the Streets!
Drama in big doses Love, money themes of KOC, UT Rossini Festival productions
Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival – il Gusto d’Italia!
Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival
My Senses Are Alive With Figaro!

2010-2011 Season
Knoxville Opera Announces 2010-2011 Season
Knoxville Opera’s new production ‘Madame Butterfly’
Knoxville Opera’s “Madame Butterfly” This Weekend
Knoxville Opera presents Puccini’s Madame Butterfly October 1 & 3, 2010 at Tennessee Theatre
Rising opera star to make ‘Butterfly’ debut in Knox
New Butterfly is Guest of Honor at UT Reception
Knoxville Opera Presents Classic Tale
“Opera After Hours” designed for downtown’s First Friday events
Knoxville Opera to perform ‘Manon’
Next for the Knoxville Opera: Massenet’s Manon
Knoxville Opera Celebrates the Romantic Tradition with Massenet’s ‘Manon’
The Knoxville Opera Delights with I Puritani
Jet-setting soprano Rachele Gilmore takes on her most difficult role yet in knoxville opera’s “I Puritani”
I Puritani
Behind the scenes at the Knoxville Opera
Knoxville Opera at First Fridays
The Knoxville Opera’s 2010 Hops and Shops
Knoxville Opera Guild to host men-only holiday shopping event
Knoxville Opera to Close Out Summer Concert Season

2009-2010 Season
Knoxville Opera Company Attracts Younger Mainstream Audience
Knoxville Opera “Flutters” to Attract New Wired Audiences
Operatic Pop: Knoxville Opera Company Attracts Younger, Mainstream Audiences
Pop Culture References “Spice Up” Barber
David Keith plays in Opera’s ‘Pirates,’ and also turns to more serious work
Gilbert and Sullivan Bring Knoxville Opera and David Keith Together for an Unlikely Pairing
An Officer and a Gentleman
Rachele Gilmore Raises the Bar for Opera in Knoxville With a Superb Performance in Lucia di Lammermoor
Soprano Rachele Gilmore brings renowned voice to “Lucia”
Opera Company opens season with ‘Lucia di Lammermoor
New York Soprano (and YouTube Sensation) Rachele Gilmore Brings Drama and Fireworks to KOC’s Upcoming Lucia di Lammermoor
Soprano Rachele Gilmore brings renowned voice to ‘Lucia
UT Honors students enjoy opera performance