Thursday, January 16, 2014

Virginia Opera 2014-15

Virginia Opera will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” as its opening production next season. The 2014-15 lineup also features the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore,” Richard Strauss’ “Salome” and Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

Dates have been set for all but “Traviata” in the spring. All four productions will be staged at Norfolk’s Harrison Opera House, the Carpenter Theatre of Richmond CenterStage and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. “Pinafore” and “Traviata” also will be presented at the Sandler Arts Center in Virginia Beach.

Dates, and casting to date, for Virginia Opera’s coming season:

* “Sweeney Todd,” led by Adam Turner, the company’s resident conductor, Sept. 26, 28 and 30 in Norfolk; Oct. 3 and 5 in Richmond; Oct. 11 and 12 in Fairfax.

* “H.M.S. Pinafore,” directed by Nicola Bowie, Nov. 7, 9 and 11 in Norfolk; Nov. 14 and 15 in Virginia Beach; Nov. 21 and 23 in Richmond; Dec. 5 and 6 in Fairfax.

* “Salome,” starring Kelly Cae Hogan in the title role, Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and 3 in Norfolk; Feb. 6 and 8 in Richmond; Feb. 14 and 15 in Fairfax.

* “La Traviata,” starring Elizabeth Caballero as Violetta and directed by Lillian Groag, spring dates to be announced in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Richmond and Fairfax.

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