Middlemarch in Spring

March 23 & 24m

The East Coast premiere of this operatic adaptation of George Eliot's Middlemarch asks the question: Does love get a second chance? Its 2015 premiere was named one of the most noteworthy new musical events by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Presented in collaboration with the Virginia Festival of the Book, sponsored by the Cornell Foundation.


July 9*

July 14, 16m, 19

The tragedy of a father whose fervent attempts to protect his daughter from the dangers of the world cause her ruin.

Starring Charlottesville Opera fan-favorite Hyung Yun in the title role, Verdi's depiction of the machinations and scandals of a sixteenth century Italian court remains haunting and all-too-relevant today.


July 29, 30m

August 2, 4, 5m

This charming musical portrays the rivalry between a small town’s farmers and cowboys. Their conflict is brought to a head when an earnest farm girl, Laurey, and a rugged cowboy, Curly, fall in love.

Featuring artists and dancers from the Charlottesville Ballet, bringing the musical’s rousing dance numbers to life.

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* All performances will be held at The Paramount Theater except for the July 9 performance of Rigoletto at Virginia Tech.

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Banner photo: La traviata (2016) by Natalie Krovetz.