Great thanks to the community of Charlottesville and our artists for making our 2021 Season in the open air a huge success!
Charlottesville, VA (October 13, 2021) — David Newkirk, Chair of Charlottesville Opera’s Board of Directors and Christina Deaton DeMarea, General Director, today announced that Caroline Worra has been named Artistic Director of the nonprofit company, effective immediately.
Hailed by Opera News as “one of the finest singing actresses around,” Worra has sung over 90 roles, from over 70 operas, including 20 world, American and regional premieres. She has worked with over 80 different opera companies including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera. She performed six seasons at both Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera. Worra also performed on two U.S. National Tours with San Francisco’s Merola/Western Opera Theatre singing Violetta in La Traviata and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. She also has excelled as an outstanding vocal coach known for her emphasis on superior technique.