Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ ahead for Knoxville Opera

Sandra ClarkOur Town Arts

In celebration of its 4oth anniversary season, Knoxville Opera will present Puccini’s Turandot at Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. Forty-five minutes prior to each performance, Maestro Brian Salesky will host an opera preview for an in-depth look at the history, story and music. The opera will be performed in Italian with projected English supertitle translations.

Pre-opera dining hosted by Knoxville Opera Guild is available for each performance. Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, a three-course dinner at Ruth’s Chris is available for $75 per person (cash bar), and beginning at noon Sunday, Feb. 25, a brunch at Crowne Plaza is available for $25 per person (cash bar). Reservations are available at www.knoxvilleopera.com, and proceeds benefit the Knoxville Opera Guild.

Tickets for both performances are available from $23 with a discount for students of all ages. Tickets may be purchased at knoxvilleopera.com or by calling 865-524-0795, ext. 1.

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