Knoxville Opera Celebrates Opening of ‘Falstaff’ With Accompanying Shakespeare Camp

In preparation for its 2023-24 season opener “Falstaff,” Knoxville Opera welcomes local high school students for “Falstaff: Comedy & Shakespeare Camp.” From Oct. 9-13 at the Knoxville Opera’s offices, participants will explore Shakespearean style, comedy, stage presence, and performance practices. Bijou Theatre’s Nathan McGhee and soprano Sarah Clementine Mire lead the activities. The camp culminates with the opportunity for students {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark {…}