HEAR the drama of live opera, the "total work of art," the original musical theatre
SEE the music come to life before your eyes with great singers, sets, costumes, and effects.
BELIEVE nothing else is like the magical world of opera and the best place to experience it live is here in Roanoke - the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge.
The madcap rhymes of the Modern Major General and the Pirate King in the ridiculously fun comedy of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The zany pirates, misfit soldiers and star-crossed lovers bring this spirited operetta adventure to life. Your ears are not playing tricks on you: opera singers are the original quicksilver tricksters of rhyme!
The Pirates of Penzance
The Masques of Orpheus: An original series of music and drama, with dance and poetry, featuring Opera Roanoke's artistic staff and Young Apprentice Artists.
Named after the original singer-songwriter-composer, the Greek bard Orpheus is considered the ancient founder of music itself. The Masque was an early form of "festive entertainment" featuring "singers and dancers, actors, poets and players." Opera Roanoke's Masques of Orpheus is a new series of innovative programs of operatic entertainment featuring a variety of arias, duets, scenes, poetry, theatre & dance. Thist hriller, OperaRoanoke's first fully-staged Wagner opera, will only be ashore for one weekend.
The Masques of Orpheus
The drama of the original ghost pirate adventure!
Cursed to sail the seas, the Flying Dutchman comes ashore once every seven years to search for love... Wagner's most popular romantic opera comes to life in a new production featuring an all-star cast, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Met opera conductor Steven White. Thist hriller, OperaRoanoke's first fully-staged Wagner opera, will only be ashore for one weekend. Hear the drama and see the music before The Flying Dutchman disappears like a ghost ship!
The Flying Dutchman
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