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Opera Theatre

The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre is an artist training program aiming to unlock your potential as singer. As a member of UT Opera Theatre, you’ll gain a secure technical foundation in all areas vital to the development of a successful and fulfilling professional career, including acting, movement, diction, production, stage experience, career orientation, and promotion.

UT Opera Theatre aims to instill a love and respect for opera and to inspire a strong sense of the artist's role in the community, emphasizing the values of self-motivation and strong artistic goals. It is the particular mission of UT Opera Theatre to create and provide stimulating and necessary production opportunities that are professional in quality, strong in musical and theatrical values, and rich in imagination.

Through the Knoxville Opera Studio, members of the program may participate in fully staged productions with the Knoxville Opera. Additionally, there are opportunities to sing for Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Oak Ridge Symphony events, perform for opera education and outreach programs sponsored by Knoxville Opera, entertain at UT functions, serve as recruiting and fundraising ambassadors, and represent the University in countless other public venues.

Upcoming Productions

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Bijou Theatre
803 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Tickets go on sale in October
$20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.


Allen Shearer’s Middlemarch in Spring

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Bijou Theatre
803 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Tickets go on sale in March
$20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.


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