Outreach is incredibly important to Knoxville Opera. In the last five seasons:

  • Knoxville Opera broke new ground by serving our community with free in-school performances of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Bizet’s Carmen, 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 500,000 patrons of all ages enjoyed our robust Education/Outreach Program

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“Education isn’t just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and the soul.”

-Julie Garwood

Important Opera Outreach Dates

This information is constantly changing and may not be completely up to date

2016-2017 schedule of Education/Outreach performances are listed below

  • July 5, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Haslam Family
  • July 11, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Halls/Powell
  • July 13, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Norwood ES
  • July 18, 2016 Boys and Girls Club- Ft Loudon MS
  • July 19, 2016 Pond Gap Elementary School
  • July 20, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Moses Teen Center
  • July 20, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Northwest MS
  • July 21, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Montgomery Village
  • July 22, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – South Knox ES
  • July 25, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Western Heights
  • July 25, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Vestal
  • July 26, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Middlebrook
  • July 28, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Ft. Craig, Blount County
  • August 3, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Carter
  • August 4, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Northridge Crossing
  • August 4, 2016 Boys and Girls Club – Walter Taylor
  • August 18, 2016 AARP Cedar Bluff
  • September 1, 2016 Blount County Library
  • September 9, 2016 Inskip Elementary School
  • September 10, 2016 Greenfield Senior Living
  • September 18, 2016 Urban League Youth Achieves Program
  • September 19, 2016 Farragut Primary School
  • September 20, 2016 Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School
  • September 21, 2016 Cancer Support Community of East TN
  • September 22, 2016 Pellissippi State Community College
  • September 26, 2016 Farragut Intermediate School
  • October 1, 2016 Knoxville 225 Anniversary Celebration Event
  • October 10, 2016 Knoxville Opera Goes to Church
  • October 4, 2016 Introduction Knoxville at KMA
  • October 5, 2016 Master Class at Montgomery Ridge ES
  • October 11, 2016 Rotary Club of Knoxville
  • October 19, 2016 Pirates of Penzance Student Dress Rehearsal
  • October 21, 2016 Pirates of Penzance Opera Preview
  • October 23, 2016 Pirates of Penzance Opera Preview
  • November 17, 2016 North Knoxville Rotary Club
  • January 7, 2017 La Bohème, Maria Stuarda arias at Rarity Bay
  • January 9, 2017 La Bohème Ed/Out at Dogwood Elementary School
  • January 9, 2017 La Bohème African American Voices Series at Pond Gad Elementary School
  • January 9, 2017 La Bohème Ed/Out; KOG Monday Night Opera at Holly’s Gourmets Market
  • January 10, 2017 10:00 a.m.  La Bohème Ed/Out at Spring Hill Elementary School
  • January 10, 2017 1:30 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at New Hopewell Elementary School
  • January 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Central High School
  • January 11, 2017 1:30 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at West Haven Elementary School
  • January 12, 2017 1:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Lincoln Memorial University
  • January 12, 2017 4:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Lincoln Memorial University
  • January 13, 2017 10:00 a.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Episcopal School of Knoxville
  • January 13, 2017 2:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Jefferson Middle School
  • January 14, 2017 11:00 a.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Blount County Library
  • January 14, 2017 7:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Fox Den Country Club
  • January 16, 2017 MLK Jr Day Celebration at Greater Warner Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church
  • January 16, 2017  6:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Tellico Village Yacht Club
  • January 17, 2017 9:45 a.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Brickey Elementary School
  • January 17, 2017 1:15 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Sterchi Elementary School
  • January 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Carter Middle School
  • January 18, 2017 2:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Gresham Middle School
  • January 19, 2017 9:45 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at West Hills Elementary School
  • January 19, 2017 2:15 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Northwest Middle School
  • January 20, 2017 10:00 a.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Holston Middle School
  • January 20, 2017 2:00 p.m. La Bohème Ed/Out at Holston Middle School
  • January 24, 2017 Rotary Club of Knoxville
  • January 27, 2017 La Bohème orchestra rehearsal at  Fulton HS
  • January 29, 2017 La Bohème orchestra rehearsal at  Fulton HS
  • February 8, 2017 6:30 p.m. La Bohème Student Dress Rehearsal at TN Theatre
  • February 10, 2017 6:45 p.m. La Bohème Opera Preview at TN Theatre
  • February 12, 2017 1:45 p.m. La Bohème Opera Preview at TN Theatre
  • February 21, 2017 Introduction Knoxville at Knoxville Museum of Art
  • February 27, 2017 Clarity Pointe Retirement Community
  • March 27, 2017 Opera 101 at Pond Gap ES
  • April 7, 2017 African-American Voices Series
  • April 8, 2017 Heavenly Opera Concert at First Baptist Church
  • April 11, 2017 7:30 p.m. Maria Stuarda Orchestra Rehearsal at Fulton HS
  • April 12, 2017 1:30 p.m. Maria Stuarda Orchestra Rehearsal at Fulton HS
  • April 13, 2017 African-American Voices Series at Karns HS
  • April 13, 2017 Leadership Knoxville at Knoxville Museum of Art
  • April 18, 2017 Rotary Club of Knoxville
  • April 22, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 16th Annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair
  • April 26, 2017 6:30 p.m. Maria Stuarda Student Dress Rehearsal at TN Theatre
  • April 28, 2017 6:45 p.m. Maria Stuarda Opera Preview at TN Theatre
  • April 30, 2017 1:45 p.m. Maria Stuarda Opera Preview at TN Theatre
  • May 17, 2017 Opera 101 at West Haven ES
  • May 18, 2017 Opera 101 at South Knox ES