Virginia Opera's 5th Annual: Opera in the Park Concert
|Location:||Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk|
|Date:||September 7, 2013|
|Time:||Free & Open to the Public|
5th Annual Opera in the Park Concert
Saturday September 7, 2013
Free and everyone is welcome!
In Partnership with the Virginia Opera
Now in its 5th year at beautiful Town Point Park on the waterfront, Opera in the Park is the perfect way to cap off a gorgeous summer! Join us as the sun sparkles over the waterfront and the stars of the Virginia Opera, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, fill the air with beautiful music! The event takes place Saturday, September 7th, from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Concert goers are invited to arrive early, at 6pm as Town Point Park opens, to reserve a spot on the lawn. Pack a picnic and come enjoy opera's greatest hits, sung under the stars along the Elizabeth River! The 5th Annual Opera in the Park Concert is free and open to the public
At 7:30pm the curtains will rise as Virginia Opera's Resident Conductor Adam Turner leads the cast and chorus in the Opera's season opening production of Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff. The program features many of opera's most beloved classics, including "The Toreador Song" from Carmen, "The Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre, and "Summertime" from The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to provide musical accompaniment. Virginia Opera's Community Musical Outreach Director, Dr. Glenn Winters-better known to audiences as Dr. Opera-will serve as emcee. Turner reflects that "this concert provides Hampton Roads residents with a unique opportunity to experience opera outside of the opera house, under the glorious backdrop of nature, in a relaxed and casual atmosphere where they can be serenaded by some of our nation's finest voices. It's the perfect way to spend a weekend with family and friends."
So wear your Bermudas and flip flops to this family friendly event. Coolers, food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Proceeds from beer and wine sales will benefit the Virginia Opera.
Pre-register for your chance to enjoy Opera in the Park from the Wells Fargo Private Bank VIP Tent! Visit www.vaopera.org/park and ENTER TO WIN! Winner receives admission for four (4); includes food and beverage.
Photo Credit: David Beloff