2013-2014 Virginia Opera Matinee Series (2013-14 Season)

Series Prices: $196.00, $160.00, $96.00 for 2 events | ORDER
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Virginia Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

  • February 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

One of Strauss's finest works, this new Virginia Opera production is a seriously funny opera with seriously beautiful music. It considers the competition of highbrow and lowbrow art for the public’s attention, and is filled with slapstick comedy, delicious wit, and luscious music. The plot includes a rising young composer who has been commissioned by a nouveau riche Viennese gentleman to create a tragic opera based on the Greek myth of Ariadne that is to be performed at his sumptuous dinner party. But when the dinner runs long and threatens the cancelation of an extravagant fireworks display, it is decided that the opera must be performed along with the other scheduled performance — a ribald comedy. Hilarity ensues as this opera-within-an-opera unfolds.  Sung in German with English supertitles.

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$98, $80, $48

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Virginia Opera: Carmen

  • April 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virginia Opera presents Georges Bizet's sultry tragedy about opera's most famous femme fatale. Thrilling audiences for well over a century, this classic story follows Don José and his ill-fated obsession with the alluring gypsy, Carmen. When Carmen tosses aside the naive soldier for the handsome toreador, Escamillo, José's jealousy destroys them both. Filled with passion, betrayal, and jealousy, this heartrending tale - with its beloved melodies, including the well-known Habañera, and its fiery title role - is one of the most popular works in opera literature. Don't miss this electrifying Virginia Opera production of Bizet's sizzling opera. Sung in French with English supertitles.

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$98, $80, $48. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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