Knox Opera for All takes it to a whole new level

Suzanne CadaArts 865, Inside 640

Knoxville Opera is hosting Musical Theatre Marathon, a seven-hour musical event, at the Bijou Theatre Parking Lot on Saturday, June 12, from noon to 7 p.m. Open seating is socially distanced in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines. Musical programming will be divided into 14 30-minute segments. The event is free (donations are welcome) and no reservations are required.

Participating local businesses within walking distance are partnering with Knoxville Opera by offering limited-time goods, specials or menu items. To date, these businesses include Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain, Bistro at the Bijou, Dazzo’s Pizzeria, Knoxville Soap & Candle, Status Dough, and Petro’s Chili & Chips.

A schedule of the musical programming and an up-to-date list of participating local businesses offering limited run, themed specials is available here.

Audiences can expect performances from soprano Rochelle Bard, soprano Jacqueline Brecheen, soprano Maria Clark, bass David Crawford, soprano Jennifer D’Agostino, baritone Brandon Hendrickson,mezzo-soprano Aubrey Odle, baritone Michael Roemer, baritone Frank Rosamond Sr., baritone Frank Rosamond Jr., tenor Aaron Short, tenor Norman Shankle and mezzosoprano Laura Beth Wells.

For more information go here.

For info on this and other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance

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