Virginia Opera VA
Virginia Opera, the official opera company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation and is the only company to perform regularly in three separate main stage venues: the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Carpenter Theatre in Richmond, and GMU Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Organized in 1974, Virginia Opera is respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions, and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. The company has 32 main stage performances in three markets reaching nearly 50,000 attendees. In addition, Virginia Opera reaches more than 200,000 students and community members each year through its impressive variety of innovative education and community outreach programs.