Review: Fabulous Vocal Performances in Marble City Opera’s ‘La Femme Bohème’

Marble City Opera’s latest production, La Femme Bohème, opened this past weekend at the Old City’s NV Nightclub in its continuing survey of refreshing out-of-the-ordinary venues — and with its continuing penchant for fabulous, knock-your-socks-off vocal performances. [It continues on Saturday this week at 7:30 p.m.] The work, of course, is Puccini’s La Bohème performed with an…

Most Memorable Classical Music Performances of 2014

All in all, 2014 was pretty much a good year in terms of classical music performances in Knoxville—unless you happened to be a certain classical music writer. Despite the local newspaper coverage turmoil in the final quarter of the year, life went on for performers and performances. And, as usual, the cream of the crop presented itself…

Review: Marble City Opera’s Premieres a Stunning Success

Although Marble City Opera hasn’t even reached its 2nd birthday yet, Knoxville’s chamber opera company has definitely found a place on the musical map for itself. The company’s opening performance of two short operas (world premieres, no less) by Larry Delinger last night at the Square Room confirmed what many intuitively felt—there is a lofty and…