Virginia Opera 2020-21

In its 2020-21 season, Virginia Opera will stage Jennifer Higdon’s “Cold Mountain,” a music drama based on the Charles Frazier novel and 2003 film on the struggle of a Confederate veteran, wounded during the siege of Petersburg, to return home to his wife. The production will be the second in the company’s “From Screen to Stage” series.

The season also will feature productions of Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “The Pirates of Penzance.”

Casting will be announced later.

Dates and venues for the coming season:

“Rigoletto” – Oct. 2, 4 and 6 at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk; Oct. 9 and 11 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center in Richmond; Oct. 17 and 18 at the Center for the Arts of George Mason University in Fairfax.

“The Pirates of Penzance” – Nov. 13, 15 and 17 in Norfolk; Nov. 20 and 22 in Richmond; Dec. 4 and 5 in Fairfax.

“Cold Mountain” – Feb. 5, 7 and 9 in Norfolk; Feb. 13 and 14 in Fairfax; Feb. 19 and 21 in Richmond.

“The Marriage of Figaro” – March 12, 14 and 16 in Norfolk; March 20 and 21 in Fairfax; March 26 and 28 in Richmond.

Subscription packages – $68.20 to $400 in Norfolk, $51.40 to $269.16 in Richmond – are now on sale. Fairfax subscription availability and prices will be announced later.

For more information, call Virginia Opera’s box office at (866) 673-7282 or visit

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