A! Magazine for the Arts

Knoxville Opera Offering Holiday Package

December 8, 2006

KNOXVILLE, TN - Searching for the perfect gift for that friend or family member who has everything? Give the gift of opera. Being surrounded by the beautiful Tennessee Theatre, the powerful music, the artistic set, the emotional impact, there's nothing like a night at the Opera. An experience you will be proud to give.

Knoxville Opera is presenting a one-of-a-kind Holiday Package this season that should not be missed! The package includes two tickets to either "La Boheme" or "Carmen," as well as a limited edition set of 8 note cards designed and signed by New York designer Stephen Brown.

Tennessee native Stephen Brown is the founder/designer of the Glitterville series for Department 56 collectibles, costume designer for Knoxville Opera, and creator of many costumes for film, television, and theatre. Some of Stephen's clients have included Cyndi Lauper, Mira Sorvino and Mariah Carey. These are a unique gift that any lover of the arts will enjoy! To order this Holiday Package call, Melissa Nance at 865-524-0795 ext. 25.

"La Boheme" is the story of young lovers in a colorful and free-spirited setting, paired with Puccini's magical melodies, has made "La Boheme" one of the most popular opera of all time. It is a powerful experience for anyone who's ever been in love- or wanted to be. One of the world's most celebrated love stories lights up the stage in a colorful, new production directed Knoxville's own Carroll Freeman. Laughter, tears, and enduring friendship combine to make "La Boheme" the perfect Valentine! There will be two performances on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 8p.m. and Sunday, February 11, 2:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.

"Carmen" is a timeless love triangle that never fails to capture the imagination of audiences of all generations. Passion and death are an inseparably bond in Bizet's fiery drama of two men's love for a gypsy girl. Performances of "Carmen" are on Friday, May 4, 8p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 2:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.

For tickets or more information, call Knoxville Opera at 865-524-0795.