Virginia Opera Friday Evening Series (2010-11 Season)

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Virginia Opera: Rigoletto

  • October 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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Virginia Opera: Rigoletto

Virginia Opera’s season opens with Verdi’s dark masterpiece of love, loss, betrayal, and vengeance. Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this is the heartrending tale of the doomed jester Rigoletto, his naive daughter, and the lascivious duke. After mocking the noblemen whose wives and daughters have been the object of the duke’s affections, the clown is threatened with revenge. Meanwhile, his secret daughter has fallen in love with the lecherous duke, whom she has mistaken for a student. Tragedy strikes when the young maiden becomes a hopeless pawn as her father and her lover conspire to destroy each other. The bold characterizations and magnificent music make this among Verdi’s most beloved operas. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Special Offer:
Special dinner offer at Bellissimo Ristorante in historic Fairfax 15% Discount* for Virginia Opera ticketholders on performance evenings (Friday and Sunday) starting at 5:00 p.m.
Reservations by phone (703-293-2367) or e-mail required.
*Alcohol not included.

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$86, $72, $44. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Virginia Opera: Cosė fan tutte

  • December 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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Virginia Opera: Così fan tutte

The Virginia Opera asks the age-old question—“are all women alike?”—when it brings Mozart’s beloved opera buffa Così fan tutte to the stage this fall. First performed in Vienna in 1790, this hilarious opera tells the story of two sisters in Naples whose soldier fiancés make a bet with a cynical old bachelor to test the women’s love and fidelity. Pretending to go off to war, they instead disguise themselves and attempt to seduce the sisters. Will the women remain faithful to their betrothed or give in to the temptations of these charming strangers? Filled with uproarious comedy, romantic drama, and the sublime voices of the Virginia Opera, this deliciously wry tale takes an ironic look at the foibles of love. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Special Offer:
Special dinner offer at Bellissimo Ristorante in historic Fairfax 15% Discount* for Virginia Opera ticketholders on performance evenings (Friday and Sunday) starting at 5:00 p.m.
Reservations by phone (703-293-2367) or e-mail required.
*Alcohol not included.

Web Site

$86, $72, $44. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Virginia Opera: The Valkyrie

  • February 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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Virginia Opera: The Valkyrie

The Virginia Opera brings Wagner’s epic masterpiece to the Center for the Arts. The cornerstone of the majestic “Ring Cycle,” Die Walküre is the second part of this magnificent tetralogy, and has achieved immense popularity as an independent work. In this magnum opus based on Norse and Teutonic myths, a powerful god is torn between conflicting loyalties among his mortal and divine children in his desire to possess a magical ring that will make him omnipotent. Wagner’s brilliant score includes “Ride of the Valkyries,” one of the most famous and exhilarating pieces in the operatic literature, and the breathtaking finale leaves audiences speechless. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Special Offer:
Special dinner offer at Bellissimo Ristorante in historic Fairfax 15% Discount* for Virginia Opera ticketholders on performance evenings (Friday and Sunday) starting at 5:00 p.m.
Reservations by phone (703-293-2367) or e-mail required.
*Alcohol not included.

Web Site

$86, $72, $44. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Virginia Opera: Madama Butterfly

  • April 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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Virginia Opera: Madama Butterfly

The Virginia Opera concludes its season with a stunning production of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly. This beloved masterpiece transports audiences to the Japanese city of Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century. Cultures collide and tragedy ensues when a flippant American officer takes a young geisha as his bride and then leaves her when he returns home to the U.S. After anxiously awaiting his return for years, the lovesick girl is distraught to learn that her husband has remarried. This poignant tale of love, betrayal, and sacrifice has become one the most beloved works in all of operatic literature. This captivating opera touches the heart with its deep human tragedy, powerful music, and the extraordinary voices of the Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Special Offer:
Special dinner offer at Bellissimo Ristorante in historic Fairfax 15% Discount* for Virginia Opera ticketholders on performance evenings (Friday and Sunday) starting at 5:00 p.m.
Reservations by phone (703-293-2367) or e-mail required.
*Alcohol not included.

Web Site

$86, $72, $44. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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