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Virginia Opera Appoints New Chorus Master/Assistant Conductor, Aaron Breid

RICHMOND/NORFOLK/FAIRFAX, VA (July 5, 2016) Virginia Opera continues to select top young talent to maintain the highest artistic standards in the industry.  Newly appointed Chorus Master/Assistant Conductor Aaron Breid represents the next generation of those young artists on track to sustain the opera legacy and its relevance for the 21st century. 

Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor, Adam Turner, Hits the Road on Nationwide Tour


June 30, 2016 – Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Adam Turner, has “hit the road” on a nationwide tour of many of the leading summer opera festivals, in search of talent and new productions to present on Virginia Opera’s stages across the Commonwealth of Virginia! 

Fairfax: ‘Great Performances’ Continue at Mason

Center for the Arts announces next season’s ‘Great Performances.’

Once again, George Mason University Center for the Arts will dazzle audiences with a wide array of celebrated artists from around the world with its upcoming 2016-17 “Great Performances” series.

Virginia Opera Ends the Season with a Spellbinding Production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

March 24, 2016 – Virginia Opera, “The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will close the 2015-2016 opera season with a powerful production of the legendary story, “The Flying Dutchman.”