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Cathedral Concert Series to present Mozart! An Operatic Feast
January 24, 2023, 8:25 p.m.

KNOXVILLE -- The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble is delighted to announce “Mozart! An Operatic Feast,” the third concert of its 2022-2023 Season presented by the Cathedral Concert Series. The program, devoted to operatic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville).

Brian Salesky, former Executive and Artistic Director of Knoxville Opera, will conduct the concert featuring beloved favorites and intriguing rarities from 15 Mozart operas. Maestro Salesky, who made his 1999 Knoxville debut conducting Mozart’sDon Giovanni at the Tennessee Theatre, produced a unique Mainly Mozart Festival here in 2006.

The quintet of soloists includes Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea (Knoxville debut), soprano Jacqueline Brecheen (previously heard with the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble), New York mezzosoprano Kara Cornell (Knoxville debut), tenor Kirk Dougherty (previously featured in Knoxville Opera productions of Mefistofele, Gianni Schicchi, and The Impresario), and Minnesota Opera baritone Aaron Keeney (Knoxville debut). The Ensemble’s concertmaster is internationally renowned violinist Miroslav Hristov who will play solos in scenes from The Shepherd King and The Abduction from the Seraglio.

Admission is free. Reservations are suggested to ensure a seat.

This concert is made possible by generous support from Karen Sisk (In Memory of Jerry Sisk), Nancy and Charlie Wagner, Dr. Sharon Lord, The Sood Family, Dr. and Mrs. Monroe Trout, Patricia Bible and KaTom Restaurant Supply, Margaret Goodman, Jeffrey Samuels, Alice Torbett, HomeTrust Bank, Townes Osborn and Robert Marquis, Rick Fox and Ralph Cianelli, and Ruth and Joe Fielden.

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