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Opera Theatre

The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre is an artist training program aiming to unlock your potential as singer. As a member of UT Opera Theatre, you’ll gain a secure technical foundation in all areas vital to the development of a successful and fulfilling professional career, including acting, movement, diction, production, stage experience, career orientation, and promotion.

UT Opera Theatre aims to instill a love and respect for opera and to inspire a strong sense of the artist's role in the community, emphasizing the values of self-motivation and strong artistic goals. It is the particular mission of UT Opera Theatre to create and provide stimulating and necessary production opportunities that are professional in quality, strong in musical and theatrical values, and rich in imagination.

Through the Knoxville Opera Studio, members of the program may participate in fully staged productions with the Knoxville Opera. Additionally, there are opportunities to sing for Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Oak Ridge Symphony events, perform for opera education and outreach programs sponsored by Knoxville Opera, entertain at UT functions, serve as recruiting and fundraising ambassadors, and represent the University in countless other public venues.

Upcoming Productions

UT Opera Theatre Presents Four One-Act Operas

Martin Hennessy’s “An Incident in Sutton Square” from Single Occupancies
Dan Shore’s “An Embarrassing Position”
Russell Smith’s “Unicorn in the Garden”
Kamran Ince’s “Abandoned” from Ghosts of Crosstown

  • April 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • April 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

World’s Fair Park Amphitheater
525 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Seating is limited to 100 people. Tickets are free.

For reservations, please email

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