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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 performs Mozart's The Magic Flute

  • Friday, November 12th at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 13th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 14th at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Bijou Theater
803 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

for tickets:

Tennessee Theater Box Office
224 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-684-1200, option 2

Per Bijou Theatre policy, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours will be required for attendance. Bijou Theatre reserves the right to require patrons to mask.

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