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Opera Roanoke Wins Gold in City Magazine's Readers' Choice

Opera Roanoke is proud to have received four awards in City Magazine's "Best of the City Awards."
• Best Performing Arts Group - 2nd Place
• Best Performance in 2012 - 3rd Place for The Flying Dutchman
• Best Local Non-Profit - 2nd Place
• Best Young Professional Group - 2nd Place for bravo!

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Met Live in HD

The Emmy Award winning Met LIVE in HD returns to Virginia Western. Come early to catch Opera Talks hosted by Opera Roanoke's Scott Williamson.

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Blue Ridge Advocates for the Valley's Opera (bravo!) is a group of individuals passionate about the opera and sharing our one-of-a-kind artform with others. Bravo! provides a way for volunteers to play leading and supporting roles in the exciting world of our local opera community.

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Opera Roanoke offers special programs to area schools, community centers and organizations. The outreach programs are tailor-made to hosting organizations, bringing the power of live music from Opera Roanoke to you!

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Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. - Maestro Steven White conducts the New River Valley Symphony
Anne & Ellen Fife Theatre at Virginia Tech's Center for the Arts, Blacksburg
Opera Roanoke's Principal Guest Conductor Steven White leads the New River Valley Symphony in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Tickets are required; advance tickets can be purchased here. To read the article by Roanoke Times Arts & Extras' Mike Allen, please click here.

Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Apprentice Artists perform.
Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd
Returning to The Jax, this populer program of presentation by the Apprentices has met with tremendous success. Tickets are required; advance tickets can be purchased here.

Saturday, April 26, 12:55 p.m. - Met “Live in HD” presents Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte
Whitman Theatre at Virginia Western Community College
Music Director James Levin conducts Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youtful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isable Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Tickets are required; advance tickets can be purchased here
Saturday, May 10, 12:55 p.m. - Met “Live in HD” presents Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Whitman Theatre at Virginia Western Community College
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenetentola - a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Tickets are required; advance tickets can be purchased here.

Tuesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. & Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. - W&L Music Department presents Offenbach’s Mr. Cauliflower will be home
Lenfast Center, W&L, Lexington

Opera Roanoke's General & Artistic Director Scott Williamson serves as guest stage director for an evening of operetta featuring talented student singers. The main work with be Offenbach's farcial one-act operetta Mr. Cauliflower will be at home, which lampoons in witty style the world of opera and the upper classes. Tickets required; advance tickets can be purchased here:




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