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Virginia Opera’s ‘Il Postino’: no “scary modern music” here

Virginia Opera’s artistic director Adam Turner, in his program note for contemporary composer Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, hastens to assure audiences that the company...

Virginia Opera opens “From Screen to Stage” series with ‘Il Postino’...

The sensuality and passion of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, diplomat, and politician, Pablo Neruda has become the bones for a contemporary opera, Il Postino...

A Dramatic ‘Tosca’ Mesmerizes, Enchants at the Virginia Opera

The dawn of the 1800s saw a Rome in turmoil. Napoleon Bonaparte spun a soured campaign in Egypt into a public relations success story,...

Review: ‘Street Scene’ by Virginia Opera

Kurt Weill’s varied score, Langston Hughes’ eloquent lyrics, a powerful book by playwright Elmer Rice, and a quality ensemble cast combine in Virginia Opera’s...

Review: ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ at the Virginia Opera

Giacomo Puccini never met a foreign culture that he didn’t try to set to music. His operas set in Japan (Madama Butterfly) and China...

In the Moment: Adam Turner Conducts ‘La Boheme’ at the Virginia...

The major joy in writing this column comes from getting to know the up and coming creative artists in the DC area, especially since...

Virginia Opera’s ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ by Jacques Offenbach at George...

I was expecting to be entertained by the Virginia Opera's rendition of Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Sam Helfrich, which played...

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Announces 25th Anniversary Season...

Celebrating 25 years of bringing outstanding performing arts to George Mason University and audiences in the greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University’s Center...

DC Area Soprano Danielle Talamantes On Her CD Signing on Sunday...

Rising local soprano Danielle Talamantes talks about the Met, concert music, and the opera singer’s life Politicians and lobbyists running to catch the Acela at...

An Interview With Director Laurie Nelson on ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ at...

DCMetroTheaterArts ("DCMTA") is interested in highlighting community performing arts events that focus on emerging musical theater talent and fresh voices. With well over 100...

‘Carmen’ at Virginia Opera at George Mason University’s Center for the...

Things were very fiery this past Friday night at the GMU Center for the Arts as the Virginia Opera brings a new and exciting...