My article "School's Out" in the June 30 issue of Metro Pulse wistfully bemoaned the lack of music and opera in Knoxville over the summer. That doesn't mean, however, that some of Knoxville Opera's more popular performers haven't been keeping themselves busy.
Bass Daniel Mobbs, recently seen in Knoxville Opera's I Puritani in April, is singing the title role in a concert version of Rossini's William Tell at the Caramoor International Music Festival in Katonah, NY. Joining him in that production is soprano Talise Trevigne, last seen in Knoxville in February in the title role of Massenet's Manon. Trevigne is singing the role of Jemmy, William Tell's son. Both Mobbs and Trevigne received good mentions from Steve Smith who reviewed the production in the New York Times.