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Reasons to Support Knoxville Opera

A contribution to Knoxville Opera is a smart investment.

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Many people are aware that income from ticket sales covers only about 25% of the cost of producing great opera. All producing organizations, from opera companies to college football teams, rely on private donations, foundation and government support, and corporate partnerships. We need your support to help Knoxville Opera continue its important work in making our community a better place to live.

“Knoxville Opera is a wonderful cultural resource that not only enriches our city, but the entire region. Thank you for your support of Knoxville Opera!” –Governor Bill Haslam

What does giving to Knoxville Opera accomplish?

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You support arts education for students in our community.
Knoxville Opera offers interactive music education programs in elementary, middle, and high schools, and exciting and informative student dress rehearsals for middle and high school students.

You contribute to the revitalization of downtown Knoxville.
The Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair brings tens of thousands of people to downtown to enjoy dozens of performing arts groups, a variety of artisans and food vendors, and to contribute to the local economy.

You make Knoxville a better place to live and work.

Companies and families like to locate here because we are a culturally rich community. By supporting Knoxville Opera you also support the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as we are their largest employer.

You benefit the University of Tennessee.
The Knoxville Opera Studio is a training ground for talented singers at the University of Tennessee School of Music.

You can enjoy opera right here in our hometown.
Audiences and critics alike agree that Knoxville Opera provides high quality, inspiring opera productions eliminating the need to travel out of town.

For all these reasons and more, we need your support for Knoxville Opera. We gratefully rely on the generosity of our community—people like you—who care about making East Tennessee a special place to live.

For more information about making a contribution, please call the Development Office at 865-524-0795, extension 25.


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You may also send a check payable to Knoxville Opera to:

Knoxville Opera
Brian Salesky, Executive Director
612 East Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917