Friday night, Virginia Opera’s 2013-2014 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk. According to a press release, Falstaff will feature the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and is described as, “the story of the rotund, old, lecherous and broke Falstaff, who is one of the most endearing characters in literature. William Shakespeare’s aging knight comes to bold and bawdy life in this effervescent Verdi gem, as his scheme to get rich by simultaneously wooing two wealthy married women backfires…badly. In a hysterical twist, Falstaff finds himself the victim of his own tomfoolery, and at the mercy of those he tormented. But there are still a few tricks to be played, and the prince of rascality always has the last laugh!” Although the production will be performed in Italian, English subtitles will be projected above the stage. Before every opera performance, a free 30-minute discussion will be held by Dr. Glenn “Dr. Opera” Winters.
In addition to opening night (8:00 p.m.), performances will also be held in Richmond and Fairfax. See the complete schedule below. Tickets are available via www.vaopera.org with prices ranging from $29-$114. Student, active military and group discounts are available. For more information on this production andThe Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth, visit www.vaopera.org.
|Harrison Opera HouseNorfolk, Va.
Fri., Sep. 27, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Sep. 29, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
|Carpenter Theatreat Richmond CenterStage
Fri., Oct. 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
|George Mason University Center for the ArtsFairfax, Va.
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, September 25, Virginia Opera will offer a special Student Night at the Opera performance for ‘Falstaff’ in Norfolk, Va. The Student Night at the Opera allows students and chaperones to experience the power of live opera, with unparalleled access at reduced ticket prices, in order to broaden appreciation for cultural arts in our community. Visit www.vaopera.org for more details about Student Night at the Opera and how to purchase tickets.
For regularly-scheduled performances in Norfolk and Richmond, students may receive $15 rush tickets. Tickets must be purchased the day of the performance through the Box Office. Discounts are intended for full-time students only and valid student identification is required.
via VA Opera Press Release