Experience the Magic of Performance and Conversation
Each season, Knoxville Opera’s African-American guest artists present in our African-American Voices Series. Some presentations occur in public schools while others are open to the general public or civic organizations in various venues throughout Knoxville. Each presentation includes a performance by the artist(s) and an interview segment during which the artist shares about his/her personal education, the challenges and advantages to doing well in school, and the personal investment of time, sacrifice, and commitment required to excel in a given endeavor (e.g. a career as an opera singer). This interview is followed by an open conversation between the artist and audience members.
If you would like to host a presentation for your group or in your venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-524-0795 x251.
African-American Voices Series
Students experience 30-50 minute personal encounters with leading African-American artists who perform and discuss their family and education, the challenges and advantages of a college education, and the commitment, sacrifice, and investment of time that is required to succeed in life.