Charlottesville Opera is pleased to present another installment in our summer lecture series with Marva. A. Barnett:
Marva A. Barnett, Professor Emerita
Contributor to The Huffington Post
Affiliated with the Drama Department, University of Virginia
Creator of Victor Hugo on Things That Matter (Yale UP, 2010)
The leads of Rigoletto, Hyung Yun (Metropolitan Opera) and Eglise Gutiérrez (Covent Garden), are joined by pianist Jeremy Thompson, Director of Music at First Presbyterian, to perform a selection of favorites at the beautiful First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Charlottesville.
Celebrate the opening of the Summer Season at our annual gala! This can’t-miss event features an incredible performance by principal singers from our production of Rigoletto, a silent auction featuring exclusive vacation stays, gift certificates to the best of Charlottesville’s arts and dining, artwork, and other products from local vendors, dinner, and dancing.
Black tie optional.
New this year!
We are kicking off our 40th Anniversary Celebration early with our Honorary Gala Co-Chairs Jay Hunter Morris and Meg Gillentine. Join us for an intimate evening of desserts, drinks, and music at historic Casa Maria for our gala patrons.
In order to attend you must purchase a patron ticket or table.
Join us for wine, music, and a chat with A.E. Dick Howard.
White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia ,Winner of the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award.
Professor Howard will be presenting his lecture,"In the age of Rigoletto: Evading the Censor, Imagining a Nation". The evening will also feature excerpts from Rigoletto sung by the 2017 Young Artists.
RSVP by: Thursday, June 15, 2017
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