Knoxville's Marble City Opera opens its 2017/2018 season with a double-bill, presenting two one-act operas, both incorporating the telephone as a main character. Soprano and artistic-director, Kathryn Frady, will star in Francis Poulenc's one-woman show, The Human Voice, while soprano, Julia Metry and baritone, Peter Johnson share the stage in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Telephone. Pianist, Brandon Coffer, will fulfill the role of "orchestra" on the piano.
These two operas pair nicely, as Menotti's work is a light-hearted comedy, while Poulenc's The Human Voice is a darker piece, inspired by his own personal life experience. Performances are October 6 and 7 at 8pm and will be given at The Square Room, located at 4 Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Audience members may want to arrive early, as downtown will be a busy place because of First Friday! More information is available online at www.marblecityopera.com