This Week from Knoxville Opera: Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ and the 2015 Rossini Festival

Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival International Street Fair on Gay Street

Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair on Gay Street

Knoxville’s spring festival season is in full swing and this weekend brings Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival  Street Fair and a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Check out the Rossini Festival insert in this week’s Knoxville Mercury.

Here’s the schedule–

• Friday evening, April 24, 8 p.m. — Il Trovatore
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Tickets or phone 865-524-0795

• Saturday, 10 a.m til 9 p.m. — Rossini Festival International Street Fair, Free to attend; food, drink, and crafts available for purchase
“In its 14th year, the Rossini Festival International Street Fair is a full day cultural celebration, spanning 14 city blocks of downtown Knoxville including Gay Street and into Market Square. The approximately 60,000 to 100,000 attendees can celebrate the arts with local and regional artisan exhibits featuring handcrafted works, live musical and dancing entertainment and a plethora of culinary delights.”

• Sunday afternoon, April 26, 2:30 p.m. — Il Trovatore
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Tickets or phone 865-524-0795

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Jonathan Burton and Rochelle Bard in Knoxville Opera's 'Il Trovatore'

Jonathan Burton and Rochelle Bard in Knoxville Opera’s ‘Il Trovatore’

Knoxville Opera’s production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Music director and conductor: Brian Salesky leading the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Stage Director: Keturah Stickann

Manrico: Jonathan Burton
Leonora: Rochelle Bard
Count di Luna: Nelson Martinez
Azucena: Dana Beth Miller
Ferrando: Patrick Blackwell
Ruiz: Kevin Richard Doherty
Ines: Sarah Fitch

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