The Seven Deadly Sins and Pagliacci (Double Bill)


Norfolk, VA Fairfax, VA Richmond, VA
September 30, 2016 October 8, 2016 October 14, 2016
October 2, 2016 October 9, 2016 October 16, 2016
October 4, 2016    

Runtime - 2 hours 20 minutes

The Seven Deadly Sins

Setting out on a journey across America to aid her poverty-stricken family, Anna – manifested as two facets of one personality, one who sings and one who dances – finds herself on a seven-year, seven-city quest where she ultimately encounters each of the seven deadly sins. With a melodic score by Kurt Weill, and a tantalizing tale by Bertolt Brecht, the story focuses on Anna’s unsettling challenges and inner struggles - a tale with clear 21st Century resonance. Sung by the internationally renowned Weill specialist, Ute Gfrerer, in her American operatic stage debut, and conducted by the Virginia Opera’s own Principal Conductor, Adam Turner (inaugural recipient of the prestigious Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellowship), this tour-de-force production is not to be missed!

Sung in English with English Supertitles


When the “clown” realizes that he, too, experiences sorrow like any other man, his fast-paced journey of jealousy and murder becomes all-consuming. A standard of the operatic stage, featuring one of the classic tenor arias of all time, “Vesti la giubba,” Pagliacci is a gripping drama of love, deception and revenge. Starring internationally acclaimed soprano Kelly Kaduce, in her Virginia Opera debut, and the anticipated return of the dynamic Michael Chioldi (Salome 2015), you will be captivated until the last breath.

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Free Opening Night Party!

2016 Rack card proof 

** Only available to ticket holders for The Seven Deadly Sins / Pagliacci! **



Creative Team

Conductor: Adam Turner
Director: Keturah Stickann
Set Designer: Constantine Kritikos
Lighting Designer: Jeff Bruckerhoff
Projection Designer: Peter Torpey
Wig and Makeup Designer: Jim McGough

Cast - The Seven Deadly Sins
Anna I: Ute Gfrerer
Anna II: Gabrielle Zucker
Tenor: Bille Bruley
Tenor: Stefan Barner
Baritone: Lee Gregory
Bass: Christopher Morales

Cast - Pagliacci
Canio: Clay Hilley
Nedda: Kelly Kaduce
Tonio: Michael Chioldi
Beppe: Stefan Barner
Silvio: Lee Gregory