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Virginia Opera Announces Appointment of Peter Mark as Artistic Director Emeritus

NORFOLK, Va. –Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has named its former Artistic Director, Peter Mark, Artistic Director Emeritus of the company. Mr. Mark served as Artistic Director, Music Director and Principal Conductor of Virginia Opera from 1975, shortly following Virginia Opera”s founding, until November 2010. He also served as the Opera”s first General Director from 1975 until 2000.

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Single tickets on sale for Virginia Opera 2012-13 Season on Aug 6.

NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is excited to announce single tickets for the 2012-13 Season will go on sale Monday, August 6, 2012. The 2012-13 Season features four operas that delve into classic themes of love, jealousy and revenge. The Opera is also offering a special presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical Carousel in conjunction with the 2013 Virginia Arts Festival.

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Virginia Opera Announces the 2012-13 Season

NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced its 2012-13 Season today, featuring four operas that delve into themes of love, jealousy and revenge.  The season opens with The Pearl Fishers in September, followed by Die Fledermaus in November, A Streetcar Named Desire in February, and closes with The Marriage of Figaro in May 2013.

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