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Virginia Opera announces program changes for 2013-14 Season

Virginia Opera, the Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be expanding its reach throughout the Commonwealth this coming season. The company is pleased to announce the additions of multiple programming initiatives designed to cultivate new audience members from across the state.

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Richmond VA – Kyle Lang, Stage Director & Choreographer, Stages His First La Bohème for Virginia Opera

Richmond, VA (October 20, 2015) – Kyle Lang knows his way around a stage. As a seasoned dancer and choreographer he has already worked at some the greatest Opera Houses in the country including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, and The Santa Fe Opera. Nevertheless, opening night of Virginia Opera’s La Bohème will mark an important accomplishment for Lang: his first opportunity at tackling the Puccini masterpiece as a stage director.

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Virginia Opera to present Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comic masterpiece ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ as its final mainstage opera of the season. The four-act score contains some of opera’s most famous melodies and characters. This production features real-life husband and wife Matthew Burns and Anne-Carolyn Bird in the leading roles of betrothed lovebirds Figaro and Susanna.

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Virginia Opera mounts A Streetcar Named Desire

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, presents the Company’s premiere of André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams. The opera is the third installment of Virginia Opera’s American Opera Cycle and marks the anticipated return of director Sam Helfrich, who received widespread acclaim for his production of Philip Glass’ Orphée last season.

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Virginia Opera Announces its 2013-14 Season

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, announces its 2013-14 Season that features four, brand-new mainstage productions and two Special Engagement productions that span comedy, drama, farce and grand opera. The Company’s 39th Subscription Season will open with Falstaff in September, followed by The Magic Flute in November, Ariadne auf Naxos in February, and Carmen in March. Special Engagements next season will include performances of The Girl of the Golden West in January and Sweeney Todd in May.

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Virginia Opera to Present Popular Musical Camelot

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will present Camelot, the award-winning musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, as an addition to its 38th Season. Performances are scheduled for this coming January at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Va., Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Va., and the Landmark Theater in Richmond, Va.

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Virginia Opera to Present Two Productions on Behalf of Lyric Opera Virginia

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Lyric Opera Virginia jointly announce that Virginia Opera will now present previously scheduled Lyric Opera Virginia productions of both Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot and Giacomo Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) to audiences throughout the Commonwealth.

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