Knoxville Opera Box Office (M-F 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
865-524-0795, ext. 1
612 East Depot Avenue

Here’s something……If you would like to attend one of our performances but don’t have anyone to attend with, join our Facebook group: Sempre Opera Society! S.O.S. is an opera-loving group that will meet for dinner and drinks prior to performances and sit together during the show. Join us on Facebook for more information.

2015 – 2016 Subscription Performance Events

Mefistofele ~ Boito

200 Fabulous Performers…
Awesome Special Effects…
The timeless story of Faust who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth and love!

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:30pm
In Italian with projected English translations

both performances at the magnificent Tennessee Theatre

Maestro Salesky’s onstage opera preview begins 45 minutes prior to each performance.

Hansel and Gretel ~ Humperdinck

A Delicious Gingerbread House…
A Magical Forest…
The beloved tale of two children whose goodness and faith triumph over an evil witch!

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:30pm
In English

both performances at the magnificent Tennessee Theatre

Maestro Salesky’s onstage opera preview begins 45 minutes prior to each performance.

Tosca ~ Puccini

Italy’s Greatest Diva…
Torture, Murder, Suicide…
a masterpiece of corruption and intrigue!

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 OR 3:45 pm, 7:30 pm, 9:15 pm (shine or rain!)

Knoxville Opera is breaking all the rules of conventional opera production with the April 30, 2016 performance of Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca. For the first time in history, the artists, orchestra, and audience will travel among three venues in order to simulate the character’s experiences. You are invited to be one of only 1,400 people to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Performed in Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville Convention Exhibition Center, World’s Fair Park Amphitheater.
Performed in Italian.

Rome, Italy, June 17, 1800

You are there to witness the shocking events of this fateful day: the murder of the police chief Scarpia, the execution of the artist Cavaradossi, and the death of opera diva Floria Tosca!

Your adventure begins in the afternoon at the Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle where, enveloped in the sound of the pipe organ, you’ll celebrate the majestic Te Deum. In the evening, after the news of Napoleon’s victory has reached Rome, you’ll join Scarpia at the Farnese Palace where he diabolically manipulates Tosca and her lover. Then, a short walk under the stars transports you to the legendary Sant’Angelo Castle to behold Cavaradossi’s execution and Tosca’s dramatic leap from atop the Castle! Tosca seating is extremely limited. Reserve your tickets right away!

Act 1: 2:00 – 2:45 pm OR 3:45 – 4:30 pm

at Church Street United Methodist Church. Due to the church’s limited seating, patrons need to choose between the two performances of this act.

Act 2: 7:30 – 8:20 pm

Knoxville Convention Exhibition Center

Act 3: 9:20 – 9:50 pm

World’s Fair Park Amphitheater
Note: Latecomers at all three venues may stand on the side, but cannot be seated.

Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival

International Street Fair

Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Downtown Knoxville
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Season Tickets

Section                  VIP**
A          B          C         D***
Adult $315 $289 $240 $190 $137 $67 $67
Student/Child* $315 $289 $176 $136 $101 $49 $49

** Additional $250 per seat optional tax deductible donation is suggested for Section VIP and P subscribers.


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Single Tickets (Mefistofele, Hansel and Gretel)

Section                  P          A           B          C             D***        WC          
Adult $99 $82 $68 $47 $21 $21
Student/Child* $99 $50 $41 $29 $13 $13

Single Tickets (Tosca – see charts below for approximate sections)

Section                  VIP
P          A           B          C
D          WC      
Adult $139 $109 $89 $69 $49 $29 $29
Student/Child* $139 $109 $89 $69 $49 $29 $29

* Ages 18 & under and college students. Student ID may be required.
*** Includes some restricted view seating.

Group Discounts
Knoxville Opera offers a discount of 25% for groups of ten or more people purchasing tickets to a single production (not valid for Tosca).

KO’s group discount is a great way to purchase blocks of tickets to use as incentives for employees, clients, for gatherings of social clubs or a group of friends!

Give the thrill of Knoxville Opera!

Knoxville Opera offers gift certificates for all season performances.

Ticket packages purchased through our box office come in attractive gift envelopes. Call 524-0795 x1 or come by our studio offices

Simply email your request along with a credit card number and expiration date and we will provide a beautiful gift certificate for your recipient packaged with attractive ticket sleeve. If you’re not sure how much to give, you can view ticket pricing above.

For further information about Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival, contact:
Marketing Director Michael Torano 865-524-0794 ext. 28 or
Production Manager Don Townsend 865-524-0795, ext. 26.