Join Virginia Opera for Opera in the Park! This FREE concert is the perfect event to cap off a gorgeous summer! Pack a picnic and come enjoy opera’s greatest hits, sung under the stars by Virginia Opera’s leading performers. Features musical accompaniment by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Town Point Park in Norfolk and members of the Richmond Symphony at Dogwood Dell in Richmond.
RSVP for Opera in the Park and you'll automatically be entered to win Admission for Four (4) to the Wells Fargo Private Bank VIP Tent! Winner will be contacted via phone/email the day before the concert and posted on the page and at Virginia Opera's Facebook Page.
2013 Opera in the Park
Adam Turner, conductor
Principal Artists from the Falstaff cast
Elizabeth Caballero, soprano
Jeffrey Halili, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone
Aaron Blake, tenor
Weston Hurt baritone
Ann McMahon Quintero, soprano
Members of the Emerging Artist Program
Shannon Jennings, soprano
Courtney Miller, mezzo-soprano
Amanda Opuszynski, soprano
Andre Chiang, baritone
Andrea Trusty, soprano
Kristen Choi, mezzo soprano
Ryan Connelly, tenor
Hunter Enoch, baritone
Matthew Scollin, bass
David Blalock, tenor
The Virginia Opera Chorus
Members of the Richmond Symphony (Aug. 31)
Virginia Symphony Orchestra (Sept. 7)
|Carmen||Chanson bohème||Quintero (Carmen)|
|Il Trovatore||Anvil chorus||Chorus|
|Magic Flute||Papagena/Papageno duet||Opuszynski (Papagena)|
|Don Giovanni||Sextet||Jennings (Anna)|
|Ariadne auf Naxos||Composer’s aria||Miller|
|Cavalleria Rusticana||Voi lo sapete||Quintero|
|La Bohème||O soave fanciulla||Caballero (Mimi)|
|Carmen||Toreador song||Powell (Escamillo)|
|Die Walkure||Ride of the Valkyries||Orchestra|
|State Fair||It’s a Grand Night for Singing||Chorus|
|Don Giovanni||La ci darem la mano||Caballero (Zerlina)|
|Powell (Don Giovanni)|
|Elixir of Love||Act 1 duet||Opuszynski (Adina)|
|La Boheme||Act 4 duet||Blake (Nemorino)|
|Neapolitan Song||Torna a surriento||Blake|
|Into the Woods||Agony duet||Blalock (Cinderella’s Prince)|
|Chiang (Rapunzel’s Prince)|
|Porgy and Bess||Summertime||Caballero|
|South Pacific||Some Enchanted Evening||Hurt|
|Candide||I am easily assimilated||Quintero (Old Lady)|
|Blalock (Senore #1)|
|Chiang (Senore #2)|
Everyone who attends Opera in the Park can ENTER TO WIN in our FREE Great Big Giveaway at the event. We'll be giving out tons of prizes including the following at BOTH events in Norfolk and Richmond:
A Pair of Tickets and Drink Vouchers for Virginia Opera’s production of Falstaff
A Pair of Tickets and Drink Vouchers for Virginia Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos
A Pair of Tickets and Drink Vouchers for Virginia Opera’s production of Carmen
A Pair of Tickets and Drink Vouchers for Virginia Opera and the Virginia Arts Festival’s production of Sweeney Todd
A Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Mozart’s The Magic Flute
A Family Subscription for Four (4) to the 2013-14 Season of Student Night at the Opera from Virginia Opera
A Subscription for Two (2), plus Drink Vouchers for the 2013-14 Season, including tickets for Sweeney Todd
At Town Point Park (Norfolk), we will also be giving away:
A 4-Pack of Tickets for the Town Point Virginia Wine Festival from Festevents
A Pair of Tickets for any 2013-14 Virginia Symphony concert
A $50 gift certificate to Bodega
A $50 gift certificate to 219 An American Bistro
A $50 gift certificate to 456 Fish
A $50 gift certificate to Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar
A $50 gift certificate to Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse
2 tickets to Virginia Stage Company's production of The Great Gatsby
At Dogwood Dell (Richmond), we will also be giving away:
A Pair of Tickets to Virginia Repertory Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird (Sep. 26 - Oct. 20)
A $75 gift certificate to 2113 Bistro
A $100 gift certificate to 525 at the Berry Burk
A $50 gift certificate to Bistro 27
2 $50 gift certificates to Julep's
A $100 gift certificate to Lamaire
NEW PRIZES WILL BE ADDED SOON. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS!
All winners will be announced at Intermission during Opera in the Park. No purchase necessary. Must be present to enter and win.
Virginia Opera would like to thank the following partners who have helped make Opera in the Park possible:
Town Point Park is the People's Park, providing eight acres of peaceful outdoor spaces, nestled on the riverbanks of the Elizabeth River and located in the heart of the business district in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.
Information about Parking and Directions can be found at WWW.FESTEVENTS.ORG.
Accessibility: Town Point Park is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. All Norfolk Festevents programs are accessible to persons with disabilities, with accessible parking available at all city-parking garages. In Town Point Park, wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located near the Spirit of Norfolk. Individuals requesting special accommodations for events are asked to call the Norfolk Festevents office at 757.441.2345. Special seating accommodations can be requested the day of an event from any event security officer or uniformed staff member.
Photography and Videotaping: Festivals and events are photographed and videotaped for future promotional use by professionals employed by Norfolk Festevents who are easily identified by staff credentials. Festivals and events are also photographed and taped by the news media for television and newspaper coverage and are identified by their press credentials.
Festival Boater Packages and park-side docking: Navigate the waterways to Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia, Mile Marker Zero on the Intracoastal Waterway. Docking is available along the park sea wall with advanced reservation for most events. For more information on festival boater package or free park-side docking please call James Scruggs at 757.441.2345 x 3019 or email email@example.com
Food and Beverage: Food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages at selected events, are available for purchase at most events. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the park at any time. Patrons must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.
Lost and Found: Festival attendees can check for lost items with event security or call Norfolk Festevents during business hours, 9 am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Lost persons should report to security at all events. No public address announcements regarding lost persons or items will be made during events.
Restrooms: Portable restrooms, including accessible units for physically impaired, are conveniently located within the park during special events.
Recycling: Norfolk Festevents and the City of Norfolk encourage all patrons to recycle cans, plastic bottles, and paper in the appropriate containers located throughout the park during events.
Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located at 6000 S. Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220 in Byrd Park.
Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children's series with performances at our Ha' Penny stage.
The Dogwood Dell does not cancel performances until show time (unless drastic weather conditions exist). Patrons can listen to WRVA for Dell cancellations.
Parking is available at Dogwood Dell and is open to the public.
Regulations: Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited. Animals are restricted unless for service purposes. Smoking and cell phone usage are restricted to areas outside the Dell seating area. Exit the park immediately following late night performances. Loitering in the amphitheater and surrounding areas is prohibited. Licensed vending is permitted within restricted areas if approved by the City. Public protests, and/or offensive displays are not permitted.
download a brochure for the 57th Annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell below. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.