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Features & Reviews Virginia Opera names two artistic heads

By Teresa Annas
The Virginian-Pilot
©April 29, 2014


Virginia Opera has promoted two of its artistic staff members to lead positions, effective immediately.

Adam Turner, formerly resident conductor, has been bumped up to principal conductor and artistic adviser. He signed a two-year agreement to help select the operas and performers for each season and to conduct at least two productions each year.

Washington City Paper: Virginia Opera’s Carmen, Reviewed

Louis C.K. has a bit in which he notes how incredible it is that women continue to go out with men, given that the number one threat to women, and chief cause of injury and mayhem to them is, well, men. The number one threat to men? Heart disease.

The Washington Post: Virginia Opera stages ‘Carmen’

By Charles T. Downey, Published: April 13

An opera company is unlikely to have a triumph, in the critical sense, by staging “Carmen,” but Georges Bizet’s story of passion and murder will fill a house. It worked for Virginia Opera, which staged the opera on Friday night at George Mason University Center for the Arts. With some talented singers and a handsome production, updated by director Tazewell Thompson to Franco-era Spain, it was bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

DC Metro Theater Arts: ‘Carmen’ at Virginia Opera at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts