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Richmond Native Molly Phelan’s Youthful Obsession Becomes Career Path

Richmond, VA (October 18, 2016)

Richmond native Molly Phelan was captivated by opera at an early age thanks to a kindergarten teacher, parental guidance, and Virginia Opera. 

Virginia Opera Lights-up the Season with Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Richmond, Norfolk, Fairfax, VA (October 14, 2016)

Virginia Opera presents its second production of the 2016-2017 Season with The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini in Norfolk, Richmond and Fairfax from November 11 through December 4, 2016. 

Virginia Opera Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Richmond, VA (September 23, 2016) Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia Opera received $50,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.  In total VTC awarded $927,000 for 43 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism. 

Virginia Opera opens 2016-2017 Season with a dynamic double-bill of Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci


SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 – Virginia Opera, “The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, opens its 2016-2017 opera season with a landmark double-bill of Kurt Weill’s compelling The Seven Deadly Sins paired with a gripping new production of Leoncavallo’s standard of the operatic stage, Pagliacci.