Announcing VO’s 2020-2021 Season Package

Our season begins with two exquisite live opera experiences in one magical evening… the Virginia Opera announces a truly love infused double bill featuring Francis Poulenc’s intimate La Voix Humaine, and Puccini’s rambunctious Gianni Schicchi. The former explores the human heart as a one woman battle in understanding the pain of lost love; the latter gives audiences a hilarious romp that explores the lengths to which someone may go to find true love—hint: it’s farther than you think. With twists around every corner—and plenty of laughs in between—Gianni Schicchi brings a pitch-perfect close to a night at the opera.

The Marriage of Figaro, a beloved opera filled to the brim with outrageous antics, scandal, absurdity, and surprise twists, will provide a jubilant and unforgettable evening!

Closing the 2020-2021 Season is The Pirates of Penzance, the classic, convivial, and heartwarming story of a young buccaneer who finds the pirate’s life is not for him.

When you purchase a package, you receive significant savings over single ticket pricing. You also receive a 20% discount on any additional single ticket purchases throughout the season, and, arguably, you also receive the best benefit of all — the ability to exchange tickets for alternate dates or venues.

The Center for the Arts, in coordination with George Mason University, has suspended all in-venue programming through 2020. To read their statement, click here. This page will be updated as more information is available.

If you are interested in holding seats for the season with just a 20% deposit, please call the box office at 757.347.1906.


La Voix Humaine – Francis Poulenc | Gianni Schicchi – Giacomo Puccini

Breaking up is hard to do! Francis Poulenc’s intimate one-act, one-soprano operatic adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1928 play La Voix Humaine manages to grab hold of that truth by its very soul. A young woman, a one-sided phone conversation, La Voix allows us to eavesdrop as the agony of love lost is fully illuminated in a spotlight shone on a single human heart.
La Voix Humaine is sung in French with English Supertitles

Is true love even possible? In the case of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, yes—as long as you are willing to pose as a dead guy and falsify some documents to smooth the way. But, of course, when has the path of true love ever been smooth, much less with a will in the mix. Gianni Schicchi treats audiences to twists, turns and more than a few laughs along the way, and includes one of Puccini’s most beloved and breathtaking arias: “O mio babbino caro” (Google it and see!).
Gianni Schicchi is sung in Italian with English Supertitles
(N) February 5, 7, & 9 2021 (F) February 13 & 14, 2021 (R) February 19 & 21, 2021

The Marriage of Figaro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart’s beloved comic opera The Marriage of Figaro is the kind of mad and frantic bedroom farce of which guilty (and not-so-guilty) pleasures are made. Full of scheming and wooing, flirting and folly, Figaro’s joyful and absurd twists pile the truly outrageous on top of the joyfully scandalous to provide what we all wish for — the very happiest of endings. Driven by the music of Mozart at his most spirited in collaboration with his entrusted librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Figaro promises captivating performances that will leave you walking on air.
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
(N) March 12, 14, & 16 2021 (F) March 20 & 21, 2021 (R) March 26 & 28, 2021

The Pirates of Penzance – Gilbert and Sullivan

A young apprentice pirate with no stomach for a future of piracy is due to be released from his required service on his twenty-first birthday… Trouble is, fate might just intervene with the plan. With his newly found sweetheart, a long-winded but well-intentioned father, and a Pirate King boss with his own merry band of buccaneers, Pirates presents a timeless comedic romp. Hijinks and hilarity don’t miss a beat, and love works to win the day.
Sung in English with English Supertitles
(N) April 16, 18, & 20 2021 (R) April 23 & 25, 2021

PRISM Young Professionals

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