Opera Roanoke is the premiere opera company west of Richmond and the only one that serves the communities of Virginia's Blue Ridge. Along with two fully-staged operas per season, Opera Roanoke continues to enrich our community through a wide variety of outreach programs and events.
Sempre Libera "Always Free" Student Ticket Program allows students of any age to attend our mainstage productions for FREE. Sempre Libera allows students the opportunity to experience an art from that encompasses high drama, thrilling music, sly humor, and brilliant costumes!
Opera Roanoke's tuition-free Apprentice Artist Program affords carefully selected students from area colleges and universities the opportunity to work directly with Opera Roanoke's artistic staff and guest artists. Apprenticships are not limited to singers but, encompass a variety of theatrical professions including conducting, stage managing, and music administration.
Met Live in HD is a partnership between Opera Roanoke and Virginia Western Community College where audiences from across the valley can experience live performances from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, right here at home. Virginia Western Community College students are also offered free admission to these monthly broadcasts.
OPERAtions are Opera Roanoke's outreach programs for schools and community organizations. In 2016, Opera Roanoke connected with over 12,000 adults and children through these programs and continue to expand their reach each year.
Verdi's La Traviata
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