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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.”

VA Opera Announces Its 2016-17 Season

Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:30 pm

From productions rarely seen in this country to beloved opera classics that have entertained the masses for more than a century, Virginia Opera’s 2016-17 repertoire pushes artistic boundaries both in scope and talent.

Flying Dutchman: Virginia Opera’s season finale will not be your ancestors’ Wagner

By Montague Gammon III.

That is very much the message that comes through when talking to Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Adam Turner, about the upcoming production of The Flying Dutchman, which got grand reviews at the Glimmerglass Festival in New York State, and at Hawaii Opera Theatre.

Heroes on Broad: Richmond Citizens and Employees of Arts Organizations Join Together to Aid Virginia Opera Employee


RICHMOND, VA (February 17, 2016)- If you were anywhere near 7th and Broad yesterday in downtown Richmond around noon you saw emergency vehicles, police cars, streets blocked and the victim of a hit and run lying in the street.