Stephen Sondheim said of Sweeney Todd, “If you do it in a theatre, it’s a musical. If you do it in an opera house, it’s an opera.” Presented Sept. 26 at the Harrison Opera House as Virginia Opera’s 40th season opener, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, was not only an opera but one not to be missed, even if you have to go to Richmond to catch it.
September 12, 2014 – Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, launches the 40th Anniversary Season of the company with a landmark production of the Stephen Sondheim blockbuster, “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
By Teresa Annas
©April 29, 2014
Virginia Opera has promoted two of its artistic staff members to lead positions, effective immediately.
Adam Turner, formerly resident conductor, has been bumped up to principal conductor and artistic adviser. He signed a two-year agreement to help select the operas and performers for each season and to conduct at least two productions each year.