“Theatre, after all, is still theatre–and theatrical Knoxville needs Marble City Opera as an essential segment of that scene.” - Arts Knoxville 2014

Welcome to Marble City Opera 

Marble City Opera's mission is to cultivate a new following for the art-form by producing authentic, thought provoking, and innovative performances of both chamber and traditional works utilizing found spaces and other inspired non-traditional venues thereby creating a more intimate and accessible atmosphere for its audience. Founded and based in Knoxville, TN, Marble City Opera is dedicated to creating opportunities for local, regional, and emerging artists, and is ensuring opera's future success by bringing a vital art form to a diverse community.

Founded by Kathryn Frady 


Recent News & Press

World Premiere of ShadowLight
by Larry Delinger & Emily Anderson




Thank you to our partners and sponsors

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The Rogers Foundation

Steve and Ann Bailey