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Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival and 'Cinderella' Next Week

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last five or ten years, you can't help but realize that Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival has directly and indirectly been one of the catalysts for Downtown's revitalization. These days, most citizens of Knoxville know that Downtown has become the center for culture and entertainment; 10 years ago, people needed convincing, and they got it as they strolled Gay Street and Market Square and felt the community energy and saw the renovations happening.

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The 2013 Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival promises to be an equally big experience. Along with the incredibly popular International Street Fair on Saturday, April 27, this year's production of Rossini's Cinderella has prompted an event for children, The Princess Parade and Tea Party.

The Knoxville Opera production is Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola) sung in English. Check out next week's special section in Metro Pulse for details. But, a word to the wise, don't wait until then to get your tickets.

Friday evening, April 26, 8 pm, Tennessee Theatre
Sunday matinee, April 28, 2:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre

Tickets: or telephone 865.524.0795


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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.