Theatre and Opera

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance.

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance. 

Steven White made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and has since conducted a number of MET performances. He also continues a longstanding relationship with Opera Roanoke as Principal Guest Conductor and will conduct two performances of La boheme in Roanoke in April 2018.

This week, Conductor Steven White previews Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, a dramatic work that has been described as "an opera in ecclesiastical garb."

Kevin Sanders interviews Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Artistic Director of the Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville for A Little Day Music. 

A new play will explore the connection between this region’s Scots –Irish population and their ancestors in Scotland; their conceptions of personal freedom, responsibility and the meaning of home. 

Photo: Janet Moore

For decades now, opera houses have tried to attract new fans to an art form that’s historically drawn a wealthy older crowd.  

 The English National Opera sends whole orchestras into schools – hoping to wow kids.  In Knoxville, the opera hosts cocktail parties where performers mingle with guests and break into song.    The Ash Lawn Opera in Charlottesville has tried several tactics to win the hearts and minds of people under 60.

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