Clouds part for Knoxville Opera’s 16th Rossini Festival

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Despite the rain, Gay Street was packed for Knoxville Opera’s annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair.

The festival runs until 9:00 p.m. Saturday on Gay Street and Market square in downtown Knoxville. The free festival includes 11 consecutive hours of live entertainment on five outdoor stages, including opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles. There is a YMCA FunZone for kids and over 100 prominent artisans.

The multi-cultural music and dance performances will feature 800 entertainers and over 100 food, beverage and artisan exhibits with hand-crafted works.

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Schedule

Pilot Flying J Opera Stage (Krutch Park)

  • 10:00 a.m. Lindsey Fuson, soprano
  • 10:30 a.m. Elizabeth Peterson, mezzosoprano
  • 11:00 a.m. Kathryn Frady, soprano
  • 11:30 a.m. Alexandria Shiner, soprano
  • 12:00 p.m. Dominick K. White, baritone

Knoxville Opera Mary Queen of Scots Cast:

  • 12:30 p.m. Inda Barnett, soprano
  • 1:00 p.m. Darren K. Stokes, bass-baritone
  • 1:30 p.m. Catherine Daniel, mezzosoprano
  • 2:00 p.m. Rochelle Bard, soprano
  • 2:30 p.m. Mayors’ Welcome Ceremonies
  • 3:00 p.m. David Guzman, tenor
  • 3:30 p.m. Scott Bearden, baritone
  • 4:00 p.m. Jacquie Brecheen, soprano
  • 4:30 p.m. Elizabeth Peterson, mezzosoprano
  • 5:00 p.m. Linda Barnett, soprano
  • 5:30 p.m. Dominick K White, baritone
  • 6:00 p.m. Alexandria Shiner, soprano
  • 6:30 p.m. Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
  • 8-10 p.m. The Streamliners Swing Orchestra

Choral Stage (North)

  • 10:15 p.m. ReVOLution and VOLume (UT)
  • 11:15 p.m.Webb School Madrigal Singers
  • 12:15 p.m. Cedar Bluff Middle School Concert Choir
  • 1:15 p.m. Sound Company Children’s chorus
  • 2:15 p.m. Maryville College Choir
  • 3:15 p.m. Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus
  • 4:15 p.m. Greyscale (ETSU)
  • 5:15 p.m. Variations (Pellissippi)
  • 6:15 p.m. Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir
  • 7:15 p.m. Sound of the Smokies Women’s Chorus
  • 8:15 p.m. Ready to Rain (youth choir)

Instrumental Stage (South)

  • 10:45 a.m. Knoxville Community Band
  • 11:45 a.m. Tennessee Wind Symphony
  • 12:45 p.m. Tennessee Schmaltz
  • 1:45 p.m. Ensemble Swing Time
  • 2:45 p.m. Pellissippi State Community College Brass Ensemble
  • 3:45 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
  • 4:45 p.m.Pellissippi State Community College Jazz Band
  • 5:45 p.m. Oak Ridge Community Band
  • 6:45 p.m. The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
  • 7:45 p.m. UT Trombone Choir

YMCA Dance Stage (Market Square)

  • 10:30 a.m. Momentum Dance Lab
  • 11:30 a.m. Debka and the Oasis Dancers
  • 12:30 p.m. Broadway Academy of Performing Arts Dancers
  • 1:30 p.m. Sandsdation Dancers
  • 2:30 p.m. Lucia Andronescu Flamenco Dancers
  • 3:30 p.m. Albi Belly Dance Troupe
  • 4:30 p.m. Circle Modern Dance
  • 5:30 p.m. Go! Contemporary Danceworks
  • 6:30 p.m. Ballet Floria
  • 7:30 p.m. Vikhr Russian Dancers

Jazz Stage (Clinch Ave.)

  • 10:30 a.m. Tinadre Flamenco Dancers
  • 11:00 a.m. William Lovelace harp Ensemble
  • 12:00 p.m. Bluegrass Band (Pellissippi)
  • 1:00 p.m. Black Oak Brass
  • 2:00 p.m. UT Jazz Messengers
  • 3:00 p.m. HartStrings (Youth ensemble)
  • 4:00 p.m. Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Wind Quintet
  • 5:00 p.m. Epworth Old Harp Singers
  • 6:00 p.m. Bright Boys Saxophone Quartet
  • 7:00 p.m. Powell Middle School Steel Drums Band

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