Knoxville Opera: Romeo and Juliet
The Knoxville Opera will perform Romeo and Juliet, the timeless classic set in 16th century Verona, where passionate, star-crossed lovers are doomed by their feuding families and conspiring circumstances. This presentation of the opera includes dramatic readings from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in English throughout the performance. Yulan Piao and Mackenzie Whitney star as the ill-fated paramours. Charles Gounod’s sensuous opera is the perfect accompaniment to a romantic Valentine’s weekend. The opera is performed in French with projected English translations.