Since 1998, the Knoxville Opera Guild has held an annual martini party to break the winter doldrums. 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 a Spanish decor and featured the El Matadore martini. In 2008, the Guild chose to celebrate a fine Irish tradition with a St. Paddy’s Martini Party featuring such special martinis as 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 a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, a silent auction, and live entertainment.


Knoxville Opera Guild cordially invites you to Under the Tuscan Moon, an exclusive wine dinner presented by Dr. & Mrs. G. Mark Cramolini on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the magnificent Villa Collina located on Lyons View Pike.  Let us transport you to Tuscany (during a full moon!) with delicious Italian food by Chef Holly Hambright, musical entertainment and opportunities to win Italian-themed packages.  This will be the first private fund-raiser at the newly-renovated mansion!

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 10, 2017/ 7:00 pm

Valet parking provided • Festive cocktail attire

MENU

7 – 8 pm Giant Antipasta Display
Passed Hors D’oevres
Caprese Skewers
Crostini with Lemony Shrimp
Candied Bacon

8 pm Dinner Buffet

Ziti Bolognese
Tomatoes filled with Tomato Risotto
Braised Cavalo Nero
Arista Toscana
Fave Been and Pecorino Salad
Cantaloupe with Black Pepper and Prosciutto
Roasted Potato and Radicchio Salad, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Italian Desserts

Signature Cocktail – Negroni
2 Italian White Wines
2 Italian Red Wines

Full Open Bar

Enjoy a Tuscan-Inspired Dinner with Unique Italian Wine Pairings, live entertainment, open home tours, and view Italian Sports Cars

Location: Newly-renovated Villa Collina at 5628 Lyons View Pike
Tickets: $150 in advance ~ proceeds support Knoxville Opera

Sponsorships are still available

Title Sponsor – Dr. and Mrs. G. Mark Cramolini

Benefits include:

  • Name above title on all promotional material
  • 15 tickets to event
  • Table signage with company/organization name
  • Signage at the entrance

$10,000 Sponsor

Benefits include:

  • Name above title on all promotional material
  • 10 tickets to event
  • Table signage with company/organization name
  • Recognition from the stage

$7,500 Sponsor

Benefits include:

  • 10 tickets to event
  • Table signage with company/organization name
  • Recognition from the stage

$5,000 Sponsor – USI Motors, Best Brands Incorporated, Fletcher Marketing PR

Benefits include:

  • 5 tickets to event
  • Table signage with company/organization name
  • Recognition from the stage

$1,000 Sponsor

Benefits include:

  • 2 tickets to event
  • Signage with company/organization name
  • Recognition from the stage

Tickets $150 per person

For more information, contact Marie Butler: 865-524-0795 x1

The paypal link has been taken down to prepare for this weekend’s event.  If you need a ticket, please call 865-524-0795 x1 by 4:00 pm tomorrow Friday June 9th.  We may be able to accommodate your request.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!