Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these tiny miracles have come with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a ticket to the opera I Puritani from Knoxville Opera, performed at the Tennessee Theatre. Performances are on Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. (up to a $78 value) or Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. (up to a $63 value).
Starring the Metropolitan Opera’s Rachele Gilmore, Knoxville Opera's performance of Bellini's I Puritani tells the tale of a queen-to-be scorned at the altar by Lord Arthur during the English Civil War. The tragic opus follows the protagonist's descent into madness, with soaring high notes and a full battery of vocal firepower throughout. English translations for each show are projected above the stage, allowing audience members to read that "Se teco allato potro morir" means "Even if I must die with you" and "Un solo istante" means "Are you going to finish your salad?”
Knoxville Opera will make every effort to place groups of tickets in adjacent seats when booking.
The Knoxville Opera sings most of its notes in a venue befitting the regality of its material: the Tennessee Theatre. The former movie-house and decades-old stage swathes performers in Spanish-Moorish design, a strikingly blue domed ceiling, burgundy velvet seats, and gold accents. But the opera singers don't keep their voices contained there. Education and outreach programs send them throughout the community, performing at schools, shaking the downtown streets during themed festivals, and aiding local construction companies by shattering old glass buildings.
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