Sunday, August 17, 2014

... The Virginia Opera presents Sweeney Todd... tickets go on sale tomorrow...

The First of Firsts tradition continues when Virginia Opera opens the 40th Anniversary Season with a knockout musical sensation, the East Coast premiere of a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Imprisoned on a trumped-up charge by a lecherous judge who covets his wife, Sweeney Todd is a masterpiece of drama and dark comedy – winning 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical – and is often considered Sondheim’s most operatic work. Sweeney Todd will capitalize on Virginia Opera’s long-standing tradition of producing world-class musical theater and offer audiences, both old and new, a riveting production. Conducted by Virginia Opera’s own Adam Turner, who follows conducting successes on our stages with The Mikado (2011-2012) and Camelot and Carousel (2012-2013) and exemplifies the significant resident talent that Virginia Opera consistently provides to the community. And Virginia Opera is proud to welcome a legendary production team including Director Ron Daniels, who co-wrote the stage adaptation that inspired the musical. The team will certainly provide a potent blend of high tension, high drama and musical brilliance; perfect to open such an epic season.

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