New works at Marble City Opera

KNOXVILLE, TN – Marble City Opera will present a double-bill of Menotti’s The Telephone and Poulenc’s The Human Voice. Performances will be presented at The Square Room, Knoxville, Tennessee at 8:00pm on October 6-7, 2017.

Marble City Opera is pleased to return to The Square Room in downtown Knoxville with the presentation of these two short operas in English about women on the telephone. The Telephone is a 30-minute comic opera about Lucy, who is always on the phone, and Ben, who is trying to propose to her, but every time he tries to ask, the phone rings.

Poulenc’s The Human Voice is a 40-minute dramatic opera about Elle who is having her last conversation with her lover, who now loves someone else, and is based on Jean Cocteau’s play La Voix Humaine. Audiences will immediately relate to these two operas that take a look at women and their relationships through their ability to connect over the telephone.

“Marble City Opera continues to bring accessible opera performances to new venues and new audiences in Knoxville,” says reviewer Alan Sherrod of Arts Knoxville.

Tickets can be purchased online at General admission is $25 online and $35 at the door.