Education/Outreach Programs for the 2015-2016 Season.
The above was featured on ABC’s Spirit of East Tennessee on March 7th, 2013
The above was featured on NBC’s broadcast on LiveAtFive@4
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In the last three seasons
- Knoxville Opera broke new ground by serving our community with free in-school performances of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Rossini’s Cinderella, and Gounod’s Romeo & Juliette and other education/outreach performances enthusiastically applauded by over 39,000 students
- 3,000 students attended our dress rehearsals at the Tennessee Theatre free of charge
- Over 200,000 patrons of all ages enjoyed our robust Education/Outreach Program
This season please help
- present a free-admission production of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel in 35 Knox County schools
- support our $150,000 Education/Outreach Program enabling students and adults to enjoy:
- July 1 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Northridge Crossing) @ 2:00 pm
- July 6 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Carter) @ 2:00 pm
- July 9 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Middlebrook) @ 1:00 pm
- July 13 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Halls/Powell) @ 12:00 noon
- July 16 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Ft. Craig- Blount County) @ 2:00 pm
- July 20 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Norwood Elementary School) @ 2:00 pm
- July 21 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (North Anderson County) @2:00 pm
- July 22 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Vestal) @ 2:00 pm
- July 28 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Haslam Family) @ 1:00 pm
- July 29 – Opera 101 – Boy’s & Girl’s Club (Walter Taylor) @ 1:30 pm
- September 3 – Blount County Public Library Concert @ 7:00 pm
- September 10 – Pellissippi State Community College Concert @ 7:00 pm
- September 20 – Urban League Youth Achieves Program (Greater Warner Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church) @ 3:00 pm
- September 21 – African American Voices Series (Central High School) @ 10:00 am
- September 26 – Knoxville Opera Goes to Church at 5th Avenue Baptist Church @ 3:30 pm
- September 30 – The Magic of Opera Mini-Concert at Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee @ 6:15 pm
- October 1 – African American Voices Series at Lane Music @ 6:00 pm
- October 7 – Mefistofele Final Rehearsal at TN Theatre @ 7:00 pm (free admission to Mefistofele ticket holders)(free admission to all students…accompanying adults pay $5 at the door)
- October 17 – Knoxville Opera Goes to Church – Community Church at Tellico Village @ 7:00 pm
- November 10 – Opera 101 – Fair Garden Family Community Center @ 12:00 noon
- December 4 – Opera 101 – South Knoxville Elementary School @ 2:00 pm
- December 7 – Opera 101 – South Knoxville Elementary School @ 2:00 pm
- January 6 – Opera 101 – Bearden Elementary School @ 1:00 pm
- January 15 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (Halls Elementary School) @ 10:00 am
- January 15 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (Brickey McCloud Elementary School) @ 1:30 pm
- January 16 – Hansel & Gretel at Blount County Library @ 11:00 am
- January 20 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (Dogwood Elementary School) @ 1:30 pm
- January 22 – Hansel & Gretel at Lincoln Memorial University
- January 23 – Hansel & Gretel at Mountainview Youth D.C. @ 12:00 noon
- January 25 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (West Haven Elementary School) @ 1:30 pm
- January 28 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (West Hills Elementary School) @ 9:45 am
- January 28 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (Episcopal School of Knoxville) @ 1:30 pm
- January 29 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (Powell Elementary School) @ 10:00 am
- January 29 – Hansel & Gretel In-School Performance (Powell Elementary School) @ 1:00 pm
- February 17 – African American Voices Series (Dogwood Elementary School) @ 1:30 pm
- February 18 – African American Voices Series (South Knoxville Elementary School) @ 2:00 pm
- February 24 – Hansel & Gretel Final Rehearsal at TN Theatre @ 6:30 pm (free admission to Hansel & Gretel ticket holders)(free admission to all students…accompanying adults pay $5 at the door)
- Apr. 23 – Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival International Street Fair @ 10:00 am- 9:00 pm (free admission)
Knoxville Opera is most grateful to the following sponsors of our Knox County Public Schools Education Programs:
TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION, ASLAN FOUNDATION, PILOT/FLYING J, KNOX COUNTY, REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, HOME FEDERAL BANK, CLAYTON FOUNDATION, SWANN ENDOWMENT, FIRST TN FOUNDATION, ROTARY CLUB OF KNOXVILLE, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, AKIMA CLUB, HARPER AUTO SQUARE
Education & Outreach Program
BRING Knoxville Opera to your school or organization!
. . . is an entertaining education and outreach program for student and adult groups. Starting with popular selections in English from 20th Century Broadway musicals, the presentation weaves its way back through musical theater history to great opera and operetta classics. Each concludes with a lively question and answer session, giving participants an opportunity to interact with the performers. Repertoire can be “themed” at your request. These programs are performed by vocal artists from the distinguished Knoxville Opera Studio under the direction of Maestro Salesky.
The Magic of Opera
. . . is a series of engaging multi-media seminars with Maestro Salesky. Student and adult groups can choose from a variety of themes (popular operas and singers, producing opera from A to Z, celebrating the best of opera, etc.) or create their own.
Click here to request a reservation form!
FREE Student Dress Rehearsals
WATCH the magic unfold!
. . . are you a student? We invite any and all students to attend one of our designated Student Dress Rehearsals at the Tennessee Theatre for FREE. These rehearsals are overwhelming experiences of live full-length and fully staged performances. Riveting drama and passionate music will transport you to places you have never dreamed possible! Don’t speak Italian or French? Don’t worry! While we perform many of our operas in foreign languages, we also project English translations of all the action above the stage, so you won’t miss a moment. You don’t need to do anything but show up to the theater the evening of the scheduled rehearsal. Teachers, students and their families are welcome to attend. Bring your student I.D. and come watch the magic unfold!
2014-2015 Season Student Dress Rehearsal Schedule (Free for all students thanks to the generosity of Comcast; accompanying adults are $5 at the door). Enter Tennessee Theatre through Gay Street entrance beginning at 5:30pm. Open seating, concession is closed for dress rehearsals
Voted the city’s “Best Festival”
One of the Southeast’s most alluring cultural attractions, Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair brings a taste of Europe to East Tennessee and celebrates the color, fun and excitement of opera and International culture.
The festival combines world class opera performances, art and craft exhibitions, wine tasting and a wide variety of other events with a vibrant International Street Fair.
Downtown Knoxville’s Gay Street is transformed from a busy thoroughfare to a colorful Italian festival with four stages featuring a range of entertainment options, an upscale Artisan’s Market, the smells and tastes of authentic Mediterranean foods and beverages and a special children’s area on Market Square with entertainment, fun and games.
This extraordinary event also presents a golden opportunity to attend one of our professional productions Knoxville Opera.