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Mr. Neely's take, "Where's the Rossini?", is quite appropriate. However, maybe the question is really a paraphrase of Mayor Shinn in MUSIC MAN, "Where's the band? Where's the band?" In this case, "Where's the music?"
Since UT Opera has pulled out of participation in the festival and withdrawn to its own barn on the campus, we seem to be left with Knoxville Opera's main production (always a treat), and a spectacular and enthusiastic street fair. Most would agree, however, that that is hardly a festival, but more like a couple of events joined loosely at the hip. Although Knoxville Opera clearly has its hands full with those given its resources, perhaps it's time for the company to find other participants who could add events to the festival, possibly through booking notable classical music performers or orchestras for new events that do not conflict with what already exists, either in time or venue. A program of Rossini overtures anyone? A notable chamber ensemble? A flock of tenors? Or not, and content ourselves with a couple of arias and a corndog.
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