Since 1998, the Knoxville Opera Guild has held an annual martini party to enjoy and celebrate Knoxville Opera. Originally associated with the annual Rossini Festival, the event featured the Rossini Funtini Martini. In recent years, special martinis have been developed to support different themes. For example, the 2007 Martini Party celebrated the Knoxville Opera production of Carmen with Spanish decor and featured the El Matador martini. In 2008, the Guild chose to celebrate a fine Irish tradition with a St. Paddy’s Martini Party, featuring the Shamrock, the Blarney Stone, and the Virgin Leprechaun. In addition to a variety of great martinis, and wines for those that prefer the softer spirits, this event consists of heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live entertainment.
Information about the 2019 Martini Party will be available on this page in the coming months.
Here is what you may have missed if you were not in attendance at the most recent one on June 16, 2018:
A VENETIAN MASQUERADE
Presented by Dr. & Mrs. G. Mark Cramolini
Enjoy a Venetian-inspired evening with the Knoxville Opera Guild including live entertainment and self-guided home tours
Also known as our Annual Martini Party, this wildly popular event has become a spectacular themed event you WON’T want to miss!
Date/Time: June 16, 2018/ 7:00 pm
Valet parking provided • Festive cocktail attire • Masks optional
Full Open Bar
Enjoy a Tuscan-Inspired Dinner by All Occasion Catering with Unique Italian Wine Pairings, live entertainment, open home tours. Upgrade your ticket for access to the Post Modern Spirits Specialty Martini Bar
Location: Villa Collina at 5628 Lyons View Pike
Tickets: $150/$175 in advance ~ proceeds support Knoxville Opera