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A singing couple brings sizzle to a couple of operas in Norfolk

Virginia Opera is committed to bringing new works to Hampton Roads, as well as satisfying fans who love the classics. This season’s opening production shows how that works.

Fairfax: Opening Season with Double Delight

Virginia Opera opens its 25th season at the Center for the Arts with a fascinating double bill not previously seen in Northern Virginia.

Are you ready for some opera?

Opera fans have something to celebrate, as Virginia Opera will open its 2016-17 season the weekend of Oct. 8-9, by presenting a landmark double-bill at GMU’s Center for the Arts, with the satirical ballet, “The Seven Deadly Sins” and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s masterpiece, “Pagliacci.”

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Richmond Opera

With its formal dress, foreign languages and shouts of bravo, attending the opera can seem a bit daunting to the outsider. But it doesn’t have to be. If your closest brush with the art form is Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in “What’s Opera, Doc?” here’s a quick, dirty and highly subjective guide on how to attend.