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Student Night at the Opera

Student Night at the Opera is a program designed to provide students and chaperones unparalleled access to the power of live opera, at reduced ticket prices, to experience the excitement of professional performances first-hand in order to broaden the student’s appreciation for cultural arts our communities.

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"For seven years in a row, Virginia Opera's student night has amazed and thrilled my students. Many of these kids have never seen a live play, much less an opera, and the most frequent comment I hear at the end of the night is, 'When are we coming to the next one?' My kids and I have had great discussions on the nature of love, jealously, religion, as well as interpretation of costume, scenic, and light design. Their comments make it straight back to my classroom the next day, and become a part of our lesson. Thanks, Virginia Opera, for providing an interesting and intellectual evening my kids can afford and enjoy!"
- Clyde Berry, Kings Fork High School

"I am such a supporter of this program, and I hope to bring more and more of my students in the future; they enjoyed the show as much as they could, loved the costumes, the set, and realized that opera is not a foreign, untouchable art. They even asked when the next student night would be."
- Lisa Dyer, J.R. Tucker High School

Because Virginia Opera understands very well the importance of a quality education, we have created complimentary study guides for each of our productions to enrich the opera experience. These guides, which allow readers to learn more about the opera, time period, and composer prior to attending the performance, were developed by educators to ensure that they conform to the Virginia Standards of Learning and enhance classroom teaching environments.

 

 

Student Night at te Opera Performance Schedule

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Orpheus in the Underworld
Sung in English with English Supertitles

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theater, Richmond

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM
All performances in Richmond are limited to 100 student tickets.

A hilarious spoof of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice. An unhappy couple become the victims of meddling gods. Rated PG-13

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.2, 9.4, 10.2, 10.4, 11.2, 11.3, 12.2, 12.3

History: WHII.6

Foreign Language: FI.7, FI.10-12, FII.7, FII.11, FIII.3, FIII.6, FIII.10, FIV.3, FIV.10

Music: HG.6-9, HG.11, HCB.3, HCB.7-9, HCI.7-9, HCAD.7-9, HCAR.7-9, HIB.19-21, HII.18-20, HIAD.21- 22

Theater Arts: TI.8,TI.10-13, TII.7-12, TII.14, TII.17, TIII.7, TIII.11,TT.1-2, TT.7- 12, TT.21, TT.25

 

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La Bohème
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM
All performances in Richmond are limited to 100 student tickets.

A timeless and tragic story of romance, friendship and the struggle for survival among young bohemians living in Paris. Rated PG-13

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.2, 9.4, 10.2, 10.4, 11.2, 11.3, 12.2, 12.3

Science: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

History: WHII.6

Foreign Language: LI.3, LI.5, LI.8, LII.7, LIII.4, LIII.7, LIV.4, LIV.7, FI.7, FI.10-12, FII.7, FII.11, FIII.3, FIII.6, FIII.10, FIV.3, FIV.10

Music: HG.6-9, HG.11, HCB.3, HCB.7-9, HCI.7-9, HCAD.7-9, HCAR.7-9, HIB.19-21, HII.18-20, HIAD.21- 22

Theatre Arts: TI.8,TI.10-13, TII.7-12, TII.14, TII.17, TIII.7, TIII.11,TT.1-2, TT.7- 12, TT.21, TT.25

 

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Romeo & Juliet
Sung in French with English Supertitles

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM
All performances in Richmond are limited to 100 student tickets.

Based upon William Shakespeare’s famous play about two star-crossed lovers whose powerful families become deadly enemies. Rated PG-13

Relevant Virginia SOLs:

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.2, 9.4, 10.2, 10.4, 11.2, 11.3, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4

Science: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

History: WHI.13, WHII.6

Foreign Language: FI.7, FI.10-12, FII.7, FII.11, FIII.3, FIII.6, FIII.10, FIV.3, FIV.10

Music: HG.6-9, HG.11, HCB.3, HCB.7-9, HCI.7-9, HCAD.7-9, HCAR.7-9, HIB.19-21, HII.18- 20, HIAD.21-22

Theatre Arts: TI.8,TI.10-13, TII.7-12, TII.14, TII.17, TIII.7, TIII.11,TT.1-2, TT.7-12, TT.21, TT.25

 

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The Flying Dutchman
Sung in German with English Supertitles

Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:30 PM
All performances in Richmond are limited to 100 student tickets.

A ghost captain is cursed to roam the seas forever. His only chance at redemption is to find a wife who will remain true. Rated PG-13

English: 4.5, 5.5, 6.4-5, 7.2, 7.5, 8.4-5, 9.2, 9.4, 10.2, 10.4, 11.2, 11.3, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4

Science: 5.2-3, PS.8-9

History: WHII.6

Foreign Language: GI.7, GI.10-12, GII.7, GII.11, GIII.3, GIII.6, GIII.10, GIV.3, GIV.10

Music: HG.6-9, HG.11, HCB.3, HCB.7-9, HCI.7-9, HCAD.7-9, HCAR.7-9, HIB.19-21, HII.18- 20, HIAD.21-22

Theatre Arts: TI.8,TI.10-13, TII.7-12, TII.14, TII.17, TIII.7, TIII.11,TT.1-2, TT.7-12, TT.21, TT.25

 

 

Call Now for Tickets!

 

Ticket Type
Season Tickets (all operas)
Single Tickets (one opera)
Cost per student/chaperone (more info)
$30
$10

NORFOLK

757.213.4550

RICHMOND

1.866.673.7282

 

 

Tickets are for full-time students, grades 4 through 12. For each teacher/chaperone ticket purchased, a minimum of four student tickets must be purchased. Valid student identification is required for admittance of college students. Ticket prices are subject to availability. All Student Night at the Opera performances in Norfolk are reserved for students only. All performances in Richmond are limited to 100 student tickets.