April 7, 2011 - One of the Southeast's most alluring cultural attractions, Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair brings a taste of Europe to East Tennessee and celebrates the color, fun and excitement ofopera and Italian culture.
The festival combines world class opera performances, art and craft exhibitions, wine tasting,and a wide variety of other events with a vibrant Italian Street Fair.
2011 Rossini Festival attractions include:
FRI., APRIL 8 - Knoxville Opera's presentation of Bellini's I Puritani Friday, April 8, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
SAT., APRIL 9 - Italian Street Fair Saturday, April 9, 2011 11:00am - 9:00pm Gay Street and Market Square, Downtown Knoxville
Tickets available at Knoxville Opera, 865-524-0795, ext. 1. A fully-staged, costumed UT Opera Theatre production of Britten's Albert Herring at the Bijou Theatre Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:30pm, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8:00pm,
Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:30pm, Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:30pm
Tickets available from the UT School of Music or at Tickets Unlimited.