Virginia Opera 2023-24

Virginia Opera continues its cycle of chamber-scale arrangements of Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle music-dramas with “Siegfried,” opening the company’s 2023-24 season.

The season also features “Sanctuary Road,” an opera by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell on the life of William Still, a historian and abolitionist who as a conductor on the Underground Railroad helped some 800 slaves escape to freedom.

Two staples of the Italian opera repertory, Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” round out the new season.

The company performs at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax, and the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center in Richmond.

Casting and other details of the productions will be announced later.

For information on subscription ticket packages, call Virginia Opera’s box office at (866) 673-7282 or visit

Dates and venues for the 2023-24 season.

– “Siegfried” (arrangement by Jonathan Dove & Graham Vick): Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, Norfolk; Oct. 7 and 8, Fairfax; Oct. 13 and 15, Richmond. In German, English captions.

– “The Barber of Seville:” Nov. 3, 4 and 5, Norfolk; Nov. 11 and 12, Fairfax; Nov. 17 and 19, Richmond. In Italian, English capitions.

– “Sanctuary Road:” Jan. 26 and 28, Norfolk; Feb. 3 and 4, Fairfax; Feb. 9 and 11, Richmond. In English, English capitions.

– “Madame Butterfly:” March 8, 9 and 10, Norfolk; March 16 and 17, Fairfax; March 22 and 24, Richmond. In Italian, English captions.

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