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11th Anniversary Season Performances

Call 434-528-3397 for Student discounts for DON PASQUALE!

Next on Stage!



Passion, infidelity and tragic fate wrapped in gorgeous melodies by Bizet.
Sung in French with supertitles.

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3pm

E.C. Glass Civic Auditorium, 2111 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Cecil

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Conductor: Peter Leonard
Stage Director: Dean Anthony
Light Design: David Latham
Wig/Makeup Design: Sondra Nottingham
Set Coordinator: Roland Guidry
Costume Design: Glenn Avery Breed
Costume Provider: Wardrobe Witchery
Costume Coordinator: Aaron Chvatal
Assistant Conductor: Christopher Ray
Chorus Master: Randall Speer
Children’s Chorus: Peggy Howell (Cantate)
Assistant Costumer: Liz Sheehan-Cole
Stage Manager: Adam Fulmer
Carmen: Elise Quagliata
Don José: Jonathan Burton
Escamillo: Michael Redding
Micaëla: Hailey Clark
Zuniga: Andrew Potter
Frasquita: Audra Casebier
Mercédès: Brooke Larimer
Le Remendado: Mark Craig
El Dancairo: Colin Levin
Moralès: John East

Click HERE to explore Carmen resource materials.

Hansel & Gretel

Tickets available now at

90 minute family opera in association with the Academy Center of the Arts. Sung in English.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
January 29, 30 & 31, 2016

ACOA Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Please click on date/time below to go to ticketing link,
or call 434-846-8499:
Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30pm

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3:00pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Music Director: Thomas Getty
Stage Director: John Harris
Light Design: Jeff Wagoner
Costume/Wig Design: Aaron Chvatal
Makeup Design: Lori & Albert Carter
Set Design: Roland Guidry
Hansel: Lyndon England
Gretel: Rebecca Shorstein
Witch: Jennifer Lazarz
Mother: Chelsea Fox
Father/Sandman: Joseph Flaxman
Dew Fairy: Nora Moore

Don Pasquale

Tickets available now.

Donizetti’s delightful romantic comedy -- opera buffa at its best!
Sung in Italian with supertitles.

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3pm

Academy Center of the Arts, Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Corner of 5th & Commerce Streets, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. D. Bruce Christian  

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Conductor: Douglas Kinney Frost
Stage Director: Patricia Maria Weinmann
Light Design: David Latham
Wig/Makeup Design: Nottingham Designs
Wig/Makeup Artist: Maggie Caudhill
Set Designer: Teddy Moore
Costume Design: Aaron Chvatal
Assistant Conductor: Rachel Zapata
Stage Manager: Kaley Smith
Don Pasquale: Steven Condy
Dr. Malatesta: Gregory Gerbrandt
Ernesto: Daniel Curran
Norina: Ariana Wyatt
$125 per ticket tax deductible

Opera Unleashed!

A special event to benefit Opera on the James

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 6:30-9:30pm

Beautiful Home and Spacious Lawn of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Harrington

Enjoy a delightful evening with gourmet picnic fare and a full outdoor concert against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Morrison and Mr. & Mrs. John (Tim) A. Timmons, Jr.

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and Stop Bully

Fall 2015

Elementary Schools & Community Venues across Central Virginia
Call the office at 434-528-3397 to book a free performance or to inquire about a Random Act of Culture (ten minute opera pop-up) at your business

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