The 2012-13 Season has come to a close, but what a Season it was! Here is a list of some of our favorite moments from the Fall and early Winter. Stay tuned for next week's second installment and visit us on Facebook to tell us some of your favorite moments of the Season!
When tenor Chad A. Johnson found out he'd be performing in Virginia Opera's production of island fantasy "The Pearl Fishers," he acknowledges having some misgivings.
The Virginia Opera’s current production of Georges Bizet’s early opera, Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) at GMU’s Center for the arts this weekend was a delightful surprise. Spare, yet colorful, active without seeming too busy, the production was given a further boost by good to great soloists in the key roles.
This past Sunday I attended a performance of the Virginia Opera’s The Pearl Fishers at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginia Opera is in town for this weekend only, performing Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at GMU.
"A world where the erotic, the indulgent, the uninhibited dance boldly with rituals, taboos and superstitions that dare not be transgressed; a dreamland where the fantastical, the ecstatic, the rhapsodic co-exist recklessly. It is a veritable feast for eye and ear where the imagination can, and should, take flight."
This is how director Tazewell Thompson describes an approaching Virginia Opera premiere creation.