Though Roanoke is experiencing a balmy "Indian Summer" as September comes
to a close, the Fall Arts Season is off and running with panache that
quarterbacks can't fathom in their wildest dreams. Whether you're a football
fan or not, I hope you'll carve out some time on an upcoming October weekend
for some soaring drama at the opera. Tchaikovsky's gorgeous autumnal drama,
Eugene Onegin, is the first MET offering, and Mozart's beloved Magic Flute
launches Opera Roanoke's 38th Season Oct 18-21.
The MET "Live in HD" season kicks off this coming Saturday at 12:55 at
Virginia Western Community College.
(Click on the "HD" link to view Met diva, Anna Netrebko
singing Tatiana's monologue from Act 1 of Eugene Onegin)
Our partners at the Jefferson Center are now the online ticket agents for the MET series (click on the Jefferson Center link to go to the online box office).
"Live in HD" patrons may still purchase tickets at the door at Virginia Western, but VWCC will no longer sell tickets online.
Even more exciting for us here at Opera Roanoke today is the arrival of our guest artists for The Magic Flute. We begin staging rehearsals tomorrow, October 1, backstage at the Jefferson Center, in preparation for opening night, October 18. 3 weeks from tonight, we will "run-out" to Washington and Lee University for our 3rd and final performance.