Virginia Opera’s Spring 2021 Season launches with an insider’s look into the technique of opera singing through our Masterclass Series featuring Denyce Graves! As an exclusive benefit to Virginia Opera subscribers and donors, eight weekly episodes of this immersive foray into our beloved art of opera will premiere every Wednesday beginning January 27th.
Our Featured presentations continue with a classic experience with a virtual twist as we invite you to Cabaret with Us! Our amazing Emerging Artists will bring the music, you pour the drinks and enjoy an evening on the town.
Next up is a fully staged one-act opera by the music legend Leonard Bernstein himself; Trouble in Tahiti, co-presented with Virginia Arts Festival. This fun production, set in 1950s suburbia, features a Greek chorus (which acts more like a radio commercial), spending a day in the life of “domestic bliss”, as a young married couple attempts to reconnect and rekindle their romance.
Our final Feature of the Season is a Spring Gala – our digital spring fundraising event. In addition to the amazing talents of our Emerging Artists we have a few surprises in the works!
Complementing our Featured presentations is the launch of our new digital learning platform – Virtually Amazing Opera. Launching with Dr. Glenn Winters’ The Princess and the Pea, a fully staged opera adventure that is sure to captivate the hearts and minds of young students. Virtually Amazing Opera digital learning catalog will expand later this spring as the timeless tale of a wooden puppet come to life receives the opera treatment by way of John Davies’ Pinocchio. Educators are encouraged to sign up at vaopera.org/learn to receive these programs and more information about educational content throughout the Season.
More details are on the way soon!