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Student Night at the Opera

Student Night at the Opera is a program designed to provide students and chaperones unparalleled access to the power of live opera, at reduced ticket prices, to experience the excitement of professional performances first-hand in order to broaden the student’s appreciation for cultural arts our communities.

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"For seven years in a row, Virginia Opera's student night has amazed and thrilled my students. Many of these kids have never seen a live play, much less an opera, and the most frequent comment I hear at the end of the night is, 'When are we coming to the next one?' My kids and I have had great discussions on the nature of love, jealously, religion, as well as interpretation of costume, scenic, and light design. Their comments make it straight back to my classroom the next day, and become a part of our lesson. Thanks, Virginia Opera, for providing an interesting and intellectual evening my kids can afford and enjoy!"
- Clyde Berry, Kings Fork High School

"I am such a supporter of this program, and I hope to bring more and more of my students in the future; they enjoyed the show as much as they could, loved the costumes, the set, and realized that opera is not a foreign, untouchable art. They even asked when the next student night would be."
- Lisa Dyer, J.R. Tucker High School

Because Virginia Opera understands very well the importance of a quality education, we have created complimentary study guides for each of our productions to enrich the opera experience. These guides, which allow readers to learn more about the opera, time period, and composer prior to attending the performance, were developed by educators to ensure that they conform to the Virginia Standards of Learning and enhance classroom teaching environments.

 

 

Student Night at te Opera Performance Schedule

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theater, Richmond

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Wrongly imprisoned by an evil judge, Benjamin Barker aka Sweeney Todd returns to London to enact his revenge. Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece is a heart pounding thriller, full of drama and dark comedy. Rated PG-13

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

Science: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.3-4, 10.3-4, 11.3, 12.3

Music: 4.8, 4.10, 4.12,-13, 4.15, 5.7-9, 5.11-13, MS 5-9, HS. 1, HS. 5-9, IB. 17, IB. 20-25, II.16, II.20-25, IAD 16, IAD.22, IAD.24-26, IAR.21 -22, IAR.24-27

Theatre Arts: M.13 -14, TI.6-11, TI.16, TII.11-12, TII.14-19, TIII.15-16, TIV.10, TIV.13

 

HMS Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

The captain’s daughter falls for a lowly sailor, but her father has other plans. Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore is a classic opera comedy with silly satire and merry melodies. Rated PG

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

Science: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.3-4, 10.3-4, 11.3, 12.3

Music: 4.8, 4.10, 4.12,-13, 4.15, 5.7-9, 5.11-13, MS 5-9, HS. 1, HS. 5-9, IB. 17, IB. 20-25, II.16, II.20-25,IAD 16, IAD.22, IAD.24-26, IAR.21 -22, IAR.24-27

Theatre Arts: M.13 -14, TI.6-11, TI.16, TII.11-12, TII.14-19, TIII.15-16, TIV.10, TIV.13

 

Salome

Salome

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Based on the biblical story, the opera centers around the persecuted John the Baptist, a lustful King Herod and his troubled stepdaughter. Rated PG-13

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

Science:: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.3-4, 10.3-4, 11.3, 12.3

Foreign Language: GI.3, GI.7, GI.11-12, GII.3, GI.9-12, GIII.3, GIII.9-10, GIV.3, GIV.7, GIV.9-10

Music: 4.8, 4.10, 4.12,-13, 4.15, 5.7-9, 5.11-13, MS 5-9, HS. 1, HS. 5-9, IB. 17, IB. 20-25, II.16, II.20-25, IAD 16, IAD.22, IAD.24-26, IAR.21 -22, IAR.24-27

Theatre Arts: M.13 -14, TI.6-11, TI.16, TII.11-12, TII.14-19, TIII.15-16, TIV.10, TIV.13

 

La Traviata

La Traviata

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM

The classic Italian opera composed by one of the masters of the art form – Giuseppe Verdi –Set in decadent mid-1800’s Paris, the story tells of a lovely courtesan who falls in love with a man she cannot have. Rated PG-13

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

Science: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.3-4, 10.3-4, 11.3, 12.3

Foreign Language: FI.3, FI.11, FI.12, FII.3, FII.10-11, FIII.3, FIII.9-10, FIV.3, FIV.9-10

Music: 4.8, 4.10, 4.12,-13, 4.15, 5.7-9, 5.11-13, MS 5-9, HS. 1, HS. 5-9, IB. 17, IB. 20-25, II.16, II.20-25,IAD 16, IAD.22, IAD.24-26, IAR.21 -22, IAR.24-27

Theatre Arts:M.13 -14, TI.6-11, TI.16, TII.11-12, TII.14-19, TIII.15-16, TIV.10, TIV.13

 

 

Call Now for Tickets!

 

Ticket Type
Season Tickets (all operas)
Single Tickets (one opera)
Cost per student/chaperone (more info)
$30
$10

NORFOLK

757.213.4550

RICHMOND

1.866.673.7282

 

 

Tickets are for full-time students, grades 4 through 12. For each teacher/chaperone ticket purchased, a minimum of four student tickets must be purchased. Valid student identification is required for admittance of college students. Ticket prices are subject to availability. All Student Night at the Opera performances in Norfolk are reserved for students only. All performances in Richmond are limited to 100 student tickets.