Setting out on a journey across America to aid her poverty-stricken family, Anna – manifested as two facets of one personality, one who sings and one who dances – finds herself on a seven-year, seven-city quest where she ultimately encounters each of the seven deadly sins. With a melodic score by Kurt Weill, and a tantalizing tale by Bertolt Brecht, the story focuses on Anna’s unsettling challenges and inner struggles - a tale with clear 21st Century resonance. Sung by the internationally renowned Weill specialist, Ute Gfrerer, in her American operatic stage debut, and conducted by the Virginia Opera’s own Principal Conductor, Adam Turner (inaugural recipient of the prestigious Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellowship), this tour-de-force production is not to be missed! Sung in English with English supertitles.
When the “clown” realizes that he, too, experiences sorrow like any other man, his fast-paced journey of jealousy and murder becomes all-consuming. A standard of the operatic stage, featuring one of the classic tenor arias of all time, “Vesti la giubba,” Pagliacci is a gripping drama of love, deception and revenge. Starring internationally acclaimed soprano Kelly Kaduce, in her Virginia Opera debut, and the anticipated return of the dynamic Michael Chioldi (Salome 2015), you will be captivated until the last breath. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.