Darius Thomas and Teresa Castillo came to Hamblen County this week, thanks to the efforts of the Knoxville Opera Company.

Performing at East Ridge and West View, the duo brought the operatic version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to life.

Brian Salesky, executive director and artistic director of Knoxville Opera, accompanied the duo on piano as the performers sang the tale of star-crossed lovers.

For video coverage of the East Ridge performance, go online to www.citizentribune.com