Opera Singers to Serenade Knoxville during the Opera Regatta

Press Release # Local
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KNOXVILLE, TN – Knoxville Opera announces it is launching a new project, literally. Following the tradition of the Tennessee Volunteers Navy, Knoxville Opera announces its new community project, the Opera Regatta. The Opera Regatta is a pontoon boat with two opera singers and Maestro Brian Salesky onboard, which will travel down the Tennessee River, making stops along the way on three consecutive Sundays in October: Oct. 4, 11 and 18.

Knoxville Opera invites the public to follow along, forming the Opera Regatta as they leave the home dock or to meet them at the Grand Finale location of the day.

  • The Opera Regatta will launch around noon Oct. 4 from Volunteer Landing Marina and travel downstream toward Duncan Boat Dock. The boat will reach Duncan Boat Dock at 3:15 p.m.

  • The Opera Regatta will launch from Duncan Boat Dock at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 11, travel upstream to perform its Grand Finale 3:15 p.m. at Volunteer Landing Marina.

  • The Opera Regatta will depart from Duncan Boat Dock Oct. 18, arriving for its Grand Finale 2:30 p.m. at Calhoun’s On the River.

All times are approximate depending on weather conditions.

The performers will sing a variety of repertoire from Broadway musicals, Disney movies and classic opera and operetta.

About Knoxville Opera

Knoxville Opera’s mission is to provide the residents of East Tennessee with high quality, locally produced opera and to contribute to the future of the operatic art form by educating the community about opera and its role in our culture. Knoxville Opera, founded in 1978, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose programs are made possible, in part, by major funding from Tennessee Arts Commission, Aslan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Pilot Flying J, Knox County, Regal Cinemas, The Sood Family, Nancy & Charlie Wagner, Steve & Ann Bailey, City of Knoxville, Cole Foundation, KaTom Restaurant Supply, Home Federal Bank, and East Tennessee Foundation.