Adult: $23, $49, $72, $89, $108Student/Child: $15, $31, $45, $57, $108
(plus applicable fees)
Tickets available now at the Knoxville Opera Box Office at 612 E Depot Ave, by phone at 865-524-0795 ext. 1, or online at knoxvilletickets.com
Long before Bugs Bunny made a mockery of opera, it was none other than Mozart who wrote the definitive parody of opera directors and singers. In this contemporary adaptation filled with folly and frolic, Knoxville Opera’s egomaniacal Impresario engages Cristoforo Cannelloni, a “know-it-all” Italian opera fanatic, to deal with the trials and tribulations of casting his upcoming production of Gianni Schicchi. After an intermission, you’ll see how the casting works out in Puccini’s comic masterpiece about Florence, Italy’s most notorious reprobate. Gianni Schicchi’s hilarious plot and ravishing music includes opera’s most beloved soprano aria, “Oh! mio babbino caro.”
Performed in English, German, and Italian with projected English translations.
Opera previews hosted by Maestro Salesky begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.