Dance and Opera
The Knoxville Opera (www.knoxvilleopera.com) offers four performances annually at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The opera also organizes the Rossini Festival, an Italian street fair, every spring.
The Appalachian Ballet Company (865/982-8463, www.appalachianballet.com) is a regional dance group chartered in 1972. The company puts on three performances each year, including a holiday production of The Nutcracker.
Circle Modern Dance (www.circlemoderndance.com) is a grassroots dance group founded in 1990 to provide an alternative to mainstream dance performances. They offer classes and occasional shows.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition