Staged dramas set to music, operas offer exciting shows from start to finish. Whether you’re an opera buff or just curious, you can virtually experience an evening with Virginia opera companies. They currently provide highlights of past performances and cast interviews that will make you feel like you’re in a box seat. Here are a few of the companies you can enjoy from our Fairfax County apartments:
Now in its 46th year, the Virginia Opera has gained national recognition for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions. It’s also the country’s only regional company to perform at three mainstage venues. Top performers take to the stage, and the artistic director strives to keep the shows fresh and exciting. Fans at home can keep up with the opera on YouTube. Performance highlights include Carmen, La Boheme, and The Elixir of Love.
Founded in 1976, Opera Roanoke is the only professional opera company in southwest Virginia. Its seasons feature both fully staged productions and small-scale works that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Maestro Steven White is one of North America’s premier conductors. In addition to Opera Roanoke, he has also conducted the Metropolitan Opera, Moscow Philharmonic, and other renowned companies. Fans can watch The Flying Dutchman, Susannah, Julius Caesar, and other exciting performances on YouTube.
Opera in Williamsburg
Dedicated to the highest artistic standards, Opera in Williamsburg offers an “exceptionally engaging and fully staged standard repertoire.” The singers are currently offering the From Our Homes to Your Home series. Held on select dates, they discuss their careers and productions and answer viewer questions. Fans can also watch video clips of the opera’s past performances at any time.
If watching these Virginia opera companies at home inspires you to try your hand at music, several local music schools offer virtual classes. To call The Elms at Centreville home, contact us. We will offer a virtual or in-person showing so you can see everything that our apartments in Centreville, VA have to offer.Back to all posts