The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre is an artist training program that seeks to unlock the potential of the student singer with 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, vital productions: 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, the School of Music, and UT Opera Theatre in countless other public venues.