Virginia Opera Opera

Virginia Opera


Cecelia Schieve, Statewide Director of Education and Outreach
Virginia Opera Association
P.O. Box 2580
Norfolk, VA 23501
757-627-9545, ext. 3347;


Concerts and Educational Programs $800 - $5,000
Operation Opera and Master classes $250- $600

Contact for pricing. All performances are subject to availability.


October – December; January – April


Varies with each program; presenters please inquire.


Concerts: Grades 6-12; College; Community
Touring Productions: Grades K-5
Operation Opera and Master Class: Grades 9-12; College; Community


Virginia Opera has been a leader in commissioning, designing, and presenting innovative, age-appropriate programs for more than 38 years.


An Evening of Opera and Broadway, An Evening of Arias and Duets, andEncore! programs feature soaring arias and lush Broadway melodies from the world’s greatest composers, sung by professional casts of mainstage productions and/or members of the Company’s Emerging Artist program.

Educational Programs

Virginia Opera offers a variety of exciting and educational productions for K–12 students and communities. Each fully-staged performance features professional singers employed in the Emerging Artist Program, accompanied by piano. All programs study guides designed to offer connections with Virginia’s SOL objectives and include SOL related pre and post-performance exercises. Examples of past offerings include: Hansel and Gretel, The Pirates of Penzance, Giovanni and the Beanstalk, Highlights of Porgy and Bess, and Oh, Freedom!

Operation Opera and Master Classes

Community Outreach Director Dr. Glenn Winters presents dynamic, in-depth programs specifically designed for your group or event ranging from general opera to opera specific. These high-energy and highly entertaining presentations explore Virginia Opera season productions, basic opera primers and advanced master classes involving group work as well as individual improvements.

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