2019 Season Highlights

2018 Season Highlights

Eric Owens in Concert - November 15, 2018

Eric and Michelle Krisel pose with original poster of Marriage of Figaro from Eric’s professional debut with Ash Lawn Opera in 1992

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte

Director: David Paul
Conductor: Steven Jarvi
Scenic Designer: Kristen Robinson
Costume Designer: Stephanie Cluggish
Lighting Designer: Masha Tsimring

Figaro – Tyler Simpson
Susanna – Karin Mushegain
The Count – Trevor Scheunemann
The Countess – Katherine Whyte
Don Bartolo – Brian Kontes
Marcellina – Claudia Chapa
Barbarina – Katherine Henly

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Director: Raymond Zilberberg
Conductor: Andy Anderson
Scenic Designer: Jung Griffin
Costume Designer: Summer Lee Jack
Lighting Designer: Christina Watanabe

The Witch – Rena Strober
Cinderella – Leah Edwards
The Baker – Adam Alexander
The Baker’s Wife – Sharin Apostolou
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf – Christopher Job
Jack – Brian Giebler
Narrator – Patrick Jacobs
Little Red Riding Hood – Deborah Grausman

Opera Orchestra Concert - July 18, 2018

The Charlottesville Opera Orchestra and singers from the Young Artist Program presented a special concert on July 18, 2018 at St. Anne’s-Belfield School

2017 Season Highlights



Middlemarch in Spring (East Coast Premiere)

Middlemarch Interviews

Part 1: Claudia Stevens – librettist

Part 2: Claudia Stevens – librettist

Rebecca Mead – Author of My Life in Middlemarch

2016 Season Highlights

La Traviata│Cosi fan tutte│South Pacific

2015 Season Highlights

Madama Butterfly

“Con onor muore”

Excerpt from the Love Duet

“Un bel di vedremo”

Flower Duet

“Amore o grillo”

Humming Chorus

Interview with soprano Eleni Calenos – Cio-Cio San

Michelle Krisel – on costumes, sets and orchestra

Michelle Krisel – at the design run-through rehearsal

My Fair Lady

Ascott Gavotte

“I Could Have Danced All Night”

Embassy Waltz

“Get Me To The Church on Time”

“On The Street Where You Live”

“With A Little Bit Of Luck”

Shon LeBlanc – Costume Designer

Sharin Apostolou – Eliza Doolittle

Curt Olds – Henry Higgins

Dominic Armstrong – Freddy Eynsford-Hill

Stephanos Tsirakoglou – Alfred Doolittle